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Four Charged in Wright County Meth Bust

WRIGHT COUNTY, Mo. – Four people have been charged after local law enforcement officers discovered 95 meth labs at one location near Mountain Grove.
WRIGHT COUNTY, Mo. – Four people have been charged after local law enforcement officers discovered 95 meth labs at one location near Mountain Grove.

According to a statement from Sheriff Glenn Adler, Alan G. Gasperson, 49, Zachariah T. Lambert, 24, Amber L. Mayberry, 25, and Colt J. Lambert, 20, all from Mountain Grove, have been charged in connection with the incident in Wright County Judicial Court.

Police discovered the meth labs while serving search warrants at the location on Saturday. At around 6:30 a.m., 30 officers surrounded the residence. The four suspects were found at the location, along with a 2-year-old child who was later placed with the Children’s Division.

In total, 95 meth labs were taken from the residence. One mobile home had 87 labs in progress.

“I have never seen that many labs in one location,” says Adler in the statement. “It was really dangerous. It wouldn’t have taken much to have an explosion due to all of the chemicals present. Task Force members had to wear breathing mask to remove the labs from the locations.”

Adler says more arrests may be possible as the investigation continues.

The four arrested in the incident are charged with the following:

  • Alan G. Gasperson: Attempt to manufacture a control substance (class B felony), two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (class D felony), and possession of a control substance (class C felony.)
  • Zachariah T. Lambert: Attempt to manufacture a control substance (class B felony), two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (class D felony), and was wanted on a parole warrant from the Department of Corrections.
  • Amber L. Mayberry: Attempt to manufacture a control substance (class B felony), possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (class D felony), possession of a control substance (class C felony) and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree (class C felony.)
  • Colt J Lambert: Attempt to manufacture a control substance (class B felony), possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (class D felony), possession of a control substance (class C felony) and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree (class C felony.)

Bond has been set at $50,000 cash only for each suspect.

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