Columbia man arrested in meth lab bust

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 5:40 p.m. CST; updated 7:33 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 12, 2014

COLUMBIA — Boone County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Columbia man Tuesday night after they discovered a meth lab behind his residence northwest of Columbia.


Deputies went to Christopher S. Chaney’s residence at 7703 La Porte Ave. at 8 p.m. Tuesday to investigate reports from area businesses of suspicious purchases. While talking to the residents of the home, the sheriff's deputies found a small, active meth lab near the railroad tracks behind the residence. They later found components of a meth lab inside the residence, according to the release. Tracks in the snow connected the lab and the residence.

Chaney, 34, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing of a controlled substance, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.

Chaney’s neighbor, 53-year-old Jennifer L. Brozovich of Columbia, was also arrested for refusing to leave the area of the meth lab and crime scene after the sheriff's deputies asked her to leave multiple times, according to the release. Brozovich was later released on a summons.



The Boone County Sheriff’s Department discovered a meth lab at 7703 La Porte Ave. on Tuesday evening.



Supervising editor is Elise Schmelzer.


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