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Two men were arrested on drug charges in separate incidents this past week, according to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte.
Kevin McCormick, 28, of Louisiana, was arrested after a routine stop on Pike County Road 245 near Clarksville on Saturday, Sept. 14 for allegedly having a rolling methamphetamine lab in his vehicle.
Two Pike County deputies were patrolling the road when they spotted McCormick’s white Ford F-150 pickup truck parked along the side of the road, according to a press release.
McCormick allegedly sped away for a short time with the deputies in chase. While driving, he allegedly threw a “rolling meth lab” out of the truck’s window.
He stopped the truck at the intersection Pike 245 and Pike 247 and the deputies seized equipment, precursor drugs and chemical used to make methamphetamine, the release said.
He was charged by Prosecuting Attorney Mark Fisher with the felonies of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, and possessing a methamphetamine precursor drug.
Pike County Associate Circuit Court Judge David Ash set McCormick’s bond at $50,000 cash only.
He is currently at the Pike County jail awaiting a Wednesday, Sept. 18 arraignment before Judge Ash.
In the other case, Kiel T. Rogers, 34, of Bowling Green, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 12 at his home in Bowling Green after a drug task force investigation.
Investigators from the sheriff’s office, the Bowling Green Police and the East Central Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for Roger’s home.
Once there, the allegedly found 13 grams of methamphetamine in separate plastic baggies, 21 Diazepam pills (valium) with no prescription for them and multiple items of drug paraphernalia. Officers also found a tree-climbing harness which one deputy recognized as an item missing from a prior burglary in Pike County.
Rogers was charged with possessing methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and stolen property.
Rogers had a warrant against him for a parole violation. He was returned to the Missouri Department of Corrections on Friday, Sept. 13.