Meth lab discovered in Independence home

INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 15 following the discovery of the manufacturing of methamphetamine at the man’s home.


Detective Chris Williams of the Independence Police Department said Paul Gates was arrested at his home at 512 N. 12th after law enforcement searched the residence and discovered evidence of methamphetamine production.


Recommended charges against Williams include unlawful manufacture/attempt to manufacture of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug use paraphernalia.

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