COFFEYVILLE — Two Coffeyville were arrested early this week for a clandestine methamphetamine operation inside a Coffeyville home that, Sheriff Robert Dierks estimated, may have been used “a thousand times” for the production of meth.
Dierks said investigators were tipped off to a possible methamphetamine lab in a home in the 500 block of North Willow after arresting one of the residents, Alex R. Graham, age 46, on an outstanding arrest warrant. During the course of arresting Graham, law enforcement officers uncovered evidence of a methamphetamine production operation inside that home. Subsequently arrested as a result of the investigation was Lisa K. Clay, age 44.
Dierks said there was sufficient evidence to show that methamphetamine was being produced and that the residence was used, in one estimation, a thousand times for the production and distribution of meth.
Graham will be charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clay will be charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“This was a very successful investigation and I can’t think of a better way to improve a neighborhood than to shut down a meth lab,” said Dierks.
Th Coffeyville Police Department was involved in the investigation.