4 meth labs seized in Barry County

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

3 arrested in Wheaton, no arrests made yet in Seligman busts

The Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force, Barry County Sheriff's office and Wheaton Police Department collaborated last week to seize four clandestine meth labs in Seligman and Wheaton.

Jason Clark, 27, of Wheaton, was charged with manufacturing meth near a school zone, a class A felony; possession of meth, a class C felony; and three counts of child endangerment, all class C felonies. He was also in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

Tony Intessimone, 39, of Wheaton, and Carrie Intessimone, 35, of Wheaton were also arrested. Each are facing charges of manufacturing meth near a school zone, class A felonies; possession of meth, class C felonies; and first-degree child endangerment, class C felonies.

All three are being held in the Barry County jail on $100,000 cash-only bonds.

In Wheaton, authorities shut down two meth labs in separate apartments at the Blue Ridge Apartments, located on Hill Street.

Law enforcement also seized two labs in Seligman. One was in a trailer park and contained hazardous waste and equipment scattered throughout the park, and a second was contained within a backpack in the woods. The backpack contained four shake-and-bake type bottles still containing hazardous residue.

There have been no arrests made yet in connection to these two meth labs.

Tips from the community led to each of the meth lab busts, and if anyone has a tip for the Task Force, they may call it a 417-847-5010, or call the Barry County 911 Center.

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