When Adair County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the Newton Trailer Court on Friday to evict a resident, they got a big surprise. They discovered meth lab items at the trailer. Jeffrey Rogers, 46, of Kirksville, is charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth and maintaining a public nuisance. He is being held in the Adair County jail under $75,000 cash only bond. According to court papers, when deputies arrived, they found a spoon with white residue, along with a syringe.
When a Kirksville police officer arrived, he found a pot known to be used to manufacture meth and a plastic bag of white powder in the residence, along with a number of other items known to be used in the manufacture of meth. More items were found in a bag in the back of a truck belonging to Rogers. Rogers has been arraigned in Adair County Associate Circuit Court and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing date set on Wednesday.