Evicted man finds room and board in jail after meth discovery

Jeffrey Rogers charged with manufacturing meth

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.