The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 28, 2013

Three charged in meth cases after two raids

From staff reports
news@joplinglobe.com



Joplin police seized items associated with the cooking of methamphetamine at two residences over the weekend, and three suspects were charged.

Officers responded Friday to a report of a meth lab in operation on South Murphy Avenue.

Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said waste materials for a “shake-and-bake” lab were seized, and two suspects were arrested. Niess said the person who lives at the location was not present and was not arrested. Charged with manufacturing a controlled substance were Jason D. Campbell, 37, and Kenneth H. Lingar, 48, both of Joplin.

Police used a knock-and-talk approach Sunday night at 2025 S. Cleveland Ave. to locate and seize another alleged meth lab, Niess said. Kendall J. Rogers, 45, and a second occupant of the address were arrested, but only Rogers was charged. He is facing felony counts of manufacturing and possessing meth.