William J. Keller and Dawn D. Lord

Two people face felony drug charges after an investigation in Licking involving several area law enforcement agencies.

Licking Police Department Chief Pat Burton said that at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, officers with the LPD, Texas County Sheriff’s Department, South Central Drug Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol worked in conjunction and conducted a short term narcotics investigation which led to the execution of a search warrant at the 100 block of Sacket Street.

Burton said the officers located a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, a large number of hypodermic syringes, glass smoking devices and other items used for the packaging, processing and consumption of meth.

A man and woman in the house were both arrested and taken to the Texas County Jail: Dawn D. Lord, 40, of 118 Sackett St. in Licking, and William J. Keller, 34, of 204B N. Main St. in Salem. They are each charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, with bonds set at $25,000.

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