Meth-related crimes continue to be a problem in Texas County, authorities say. (File photo)

A Licking man faces charges related to the manufacture of meth following his arrest by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department.

The agency received information May 6 about a possible meth lab at a Highway C residence north of Licking.

Several officers responded and the investigation resulted in the arrest of Mitchell Edgerton, 52, of 14539 Highway C in Licking, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Numerous items used for cooking meth were found at the scene. Authorities noted that Curad cold packs were being used at the lab to obtain anhydrous ammonia, a new technique that eliminates the need to buy fertilizer, which requires the purchaser to have their name on a list.

Edgerton was already on probation after having served time in federal prison on a Texas County charge from a couple of years ago of a felon in possession of a firearm. In addition to the new meth charge, he will also face new federal charges of probation violation.

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