Columbia residents arrested in connection with operating meth lab

Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 9:59 a.m. CDT; updated 10:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 4, 2012

COLUMBIA - Boone County deputies arrested two Columbia residents suspected of running an active meth lab Wednesday night.

A deputy stopped a vehicle in the area of Northland Drive and Parker Street on Wednesday at 10:45 p.m. and arrested Richard F. Wright, 33, and Lacey C. Wright, 32, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Richard Wright was arrested on charges of distribution, delivery and manufacture of controlled substance, possession of a firearm unlawful for certain purposes, possession of a controlled substance and possession of certain weapons.

Wright also had outstanding warrants issued by Callaway, Cooper and Cole counties. His total bond exceeds $133,000, according to the release.

Lacey Wright was arrested on charges of distribution, delivery and manufacture of controlled substance. Her bond is set at $50,000, according to the release.

On Sept. 26, deputies investigated 7405 N. Highway VV and located an active meth lab. The deputies found probable cause to arrest Richard and Lacey Wright, according to the release.

Both Richard and Lacey Wright are currently incarcerated at Boone County Jail. 

Supervising editor is Alison Matas.

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