Four accused of manufacturing meth near school

Corey Casey, 23, Kirksville

Four Heartland residents are in jail after police say they manufactured a controlled substance near a school.

Police arrested both Cody Ledford, 21, and Corey Casey, 23, in their home.

According to the probable cause statement, Casey fled the scene as police arrived. When police made contact with him, they found a pipe, which is commonly used to make meth, and it field tested positive for meth.

During a search of their home, police found multiple items involved with the production of meth.

According to the probable cause statement, during the search, a small bag of marijuana and a small bag of meth were found on Angela Johnson, 28, who does not live at the home. Kirk VanDusen, 41, was also arrested during the search.

The home of the search is located within 2,000 feet of Truman State University.

They are all charged with the class A felony of manufacturing controlled substance and the class C felony of possession of a controlled substance. They all remain in the Adair County Jail with their bond set at $100,000 cash only.