Alleged meth cook is on the run

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Barry County man is still on the run after Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force officers discovered a clandestine methamphetamine lab at his residence in the Wheelerville area.

Jimmie Carl Williams, 45, is wanted for the Class C felony of possession of chemicals with the intent to create a controlled substance. On Tuesday, Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said Williams was still at large.

Agents with the drug task force executed a search warrant at Williams' residence on May 13. He was not at home when the warrant was served.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, officers discovered a marijuana growing operation as well as items assocated with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Officers confiscated two gallons of camp fuel, two cans of acetone, one gallon of iodine, coffee filters, lithium strips, blister packs and lye crystals.

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