Texas County Sheriff's Department officers stand behind a table topped with items used at a meth lab found at a Licking residence in 2011. (File photo)

Deputies from the Texas County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence south of Licking on Decker Road. All three occupants were arrested after a meth lab was located.

Arrestees include Randy L Paray, 55, his wife, Dr. Norah A. Johnson, 56, and son, Chris L. Paray, 17.

Randy was currently out on bond in Texas County for manufacture of methamphetamine and was also on probation from Maries County for manufacture of meth. A probation violation warrant, with no bond, has been issued and his previous bond has been revoked. New charges against him are expected later today (Friday).

Chris is charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of anhydrous ammonia in a non-approved container and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. His bond is set at $250,000.

Johnson is on probation from Maries County for possession of a controlled substance, and he was arrested on a probation violation warrant with no bond. New charges against her are also expected.

Sheriff Carl Watson said that deputies were able to arrest the family shortly after the “meth cook” was completed.

They located and seized the finished product along with numerous chemicals and apparatus used in production. Two handguns were also found at the scene.

“The production of methamphetamine is a never ending process and this department will continue to fight the battle in Texas County,” Watson said. “This is the second working meth lab in two weeks that deputies have located and been able to make arrests from.”


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