Two people were arrested Friday morning after Sedalia Police Department officers found methamphetamine was being manufactured in a Sedalia home.
According to a SPD STING Unit news release, at 6:03 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Golf Drive to serve a knock-and-announce drug-related search warrant. Entry was eventually forced into the residence and officers made contact with two adults and a juvenile inside.
A man was located in the basement, where he was destroying evidence as officers made contact with him, the release states.
The adults were taken into custody without incident. The juvenile was released to a family member.
A search of the residence revealed methamphetamine, marijuana, various prescription pills and drug paraphernalia, according to the release. Additional evidence indicated the man was manufacturing methamphetamine in the home, as there was an active clandestine lab located in the basement. The residence is located within 865 feet of Skyline Elementary School.
Brian D. Vinson, 40, was arrested on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a school (methamphetamine), first degree endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and two different controlled prescription-required pills), tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Angie L. Wirtz, 37, was arrested on three counts of possession of a controlled substance (three different types of controlled prescription-required pills).
Both were taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges by the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney. Formal charges were not available at press time.