Four Missouri residents arrested on drug charges

Sunday, January 29, 2012 | 3:37 p.m. CST; updated 6:26 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 29, 2012

COLUMBIA — Two Columbia and two Hannibal residents were arrested for drug charges Saturday evening.

Deputies serving a search warrant found evidence that the suspects have been “actively and continually” manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence, Deputy Sheriff Jason Jameson, who was at the scene of the arrest, said. Jameson said he could not disclose what evidence was found.

According to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the department served the search warrant at 3251 N. Locust Grove Church Road at 6:15 p.m. “after a witness reported suspicious activities of the tenants of the property.”

The components of the lab represented all stages of the methamphetamine manufacturing process, the news release said. “A significant quantity of finished methamphetamine was located along with methamphetamine paraphernalia,” the report said. 

Jameson said he didn't know how long the suspects have been manufacturing the controlled substance.

Nicholas P. Powell, 29 and Jade S. Lewis, 19, both of Columbia, and Michael A. Robinson, 20, of Hannibal, were charged on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance.

Lewis was also charged with third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

While Powell was being placed into custody inside the residence, another deputy was speaking to Lewis, who "pushed through the officer" and through a door to get to Powell, Jameson said.

The deputy was not hurt. “She ran from us and continued to resist arrest,” he said.

Robinson also had two warrants from Illinois for his arrest: one for a parole violation for a charge of methamphetamine conspiracy and one for failure to appear on a charge of unlawful procurement of anhydrous ammonia, the news release said. Ammonia is an ingredient used to make methamphetamine.

To avoid being identified and arrested by officers, Robinson used another person’s name and date of birth, Jameson said. He was charged with identity theft.

A fourth person, Haily M. Robinson, 19, of Hannibal, was charged on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

Haily Robinson's bond was set at $4,500.

Lewis’s bond was set at $11,000: $10,000 for manufacturing a controlled substance and $500 each for assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

Bonds have not yet been set for Powell or Michael Robinson.

All four, none of whom were released as of Sunday morning, are being held at Boone County Jail.

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