A Columbia man was arrested after authorities found a meth lab in Boone County.
At 8 p.m. Tuesday night, the Boone County Sheriffâ??s Department found it in the 7700-block of La Porte Avenue.
The bust happened after authorities got several reports of suspicious purchases from area businesses.
While talking with the residents, deputies found a small but active meth lab near railroad tracks behind the apartment.
Deputies said tracks in the snow led back to the apartment.
They also found components of a meth lab inside the apartment.
Deputies arrested Christopher Chaney, 34, for manufacturing a controlled substance.