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      Unionville officers follow their nose to meth lab

      James Boyer, 27

      Update:

      Two more people have been arrested in a meth bust in Unionville.

      Police have arrested Cherie L. Parton, 43. She is charged with possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia. She??s also charged with providing reagents, solvents or precursor materials to another with the intent of illegal production of controlled substance and keeping, or maintaining a public nuisance.Police have also arrested Richard Christian Simonsen, 24. He is charged with two counts of providing reagents, solvents or precursor materials to another with the intent of illegal production of controlled substance.

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      Original Story:

      Three Unionville, Missouri men are in custody facing a list of various drug charges related to the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab.

      The Unionville Police Department arrested the suspects on June 25.

      They are Christopher W. Sears, 22, Donald Gilligan, 47, and James Boyer, 27.

      Police Chief Tim Corwin said the three were taken into custody during an investigation at 905 S. 22nd St. in Unionville, Mo.

      Investigators were led to the residence by a strong chemical odor.

      Sears is charged with manufacture of more than five grams of marijuana or any controlled substance in a residence with a child or within 2,000 feet of a school, college or school bus, distribution with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.

      Gilligan is charged with manufacture of more than five grams of marijuana or any controlled substance in a residence with a child or within 2,000 feet of a school, college or school bus, keeping or maintaining a public nuisance, possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled substance.

      Boyer is charged with manufacture of more than five grams of marijuana or any controlled substance in a residence with a child or within 2,000 feet of a school, college or school bus, two counts of providing reagents, solvents or precursor materials to another with the intent of illegal production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.