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Authorities dismantle Jefferson meth lab making $335,000 of drugs

The Department of Homeland Security and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigators dismantled a methamphetamine lab in the process of making 25 kilograms of crystal meth, according to authorities.

Authorities made two searches Tuesday, Dec. 3, at two Jefferson residences, where the lab was located.

“The lab was in the process of converting liquid methamphetamine into crystal methamphetamine that will yield approximately 25 (kilograms) of finished product,” according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

The 25 kilograms have a street value of $335,000.

Randy Len Brown, 59, Tamorah Lee Draper, 58, and Rodney Neal Scott, 50, all of Jefferson, were arrested.

Brown and Draper were charged with trafficking and manufacturing meth.

Brown and Scott were charged with felony violation of probation, while Scott was solely charged with possession of methamphetamine and two counts of violating misdemeanor probation.