Third suspect arrested in connection to meth lab investigation

Monday, October 8, 2012 | 6:43 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A third suspect turned himself in to the Boone County Sheriff's Department in connection to September’s meth lab investigation.

Kenneth E. Cook, 55, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department news release. He turned himself in on Monday morning.

Cook’s bond was set at $9,000, and he is being held at Boone County Jail.

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

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 a 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 acontrolled 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 incarcerated at Boone County Jail.

Supervising editor is Emilie Stigliani.

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