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      Trooper discovers meth lab during Clark County traffic stop

      Morris I. Ricketts

      While conducting a routine traffic stop in Clark County, a trooper discovered a mobile meth lab and arrested three individuals.

      The Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped a Ford pickup near the intersection of US Highway 136 and Route B for a traffic violation. Upon contact, the trooper discovered the pickup contained a methamphetamine laboratory and other drug-related items. The driver and two passengers were subsequently arrested.

      Jacob A. Anderson, 21, of Keokuk, Iowa, was arrested for felony attempt to manufacture a controlled substance; felony possession of a controlled substance; felony possession of drug paraphernalia; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; and for a lane violation.

      Morris I. Ricketts, 41, of Carthage, Illinois, was arrested for felony attempt to manufacture a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

      Zachary R. Boecker, 19, of Keokuk, Iowa, was arrested for felony attempt to manufacture a controlled substance; felony possession of a controlled substance; felony possession of drug paraphernalia; and two felony drug-related warrants from Lee County, Iowa.

      All three subjects were incarcerated in the Clark County Jail with a bond set at $50,000 each.

      Boecker has an additional bond of $11,500 for the two Iowa felony warrants.

      The Highway Patrol was assisted by the Clark County Sheriff's Department.Information provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol

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