Suspected meth lab raided in Maries County

One man is facing numerous criminal charges after members of the Maries County Sheriff's office discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab while executing a search warrant.

The raid, which happened Saturday morning, was conducted at an address on Highway 28, near Belle.

When members of the Maries County Sheriff's office and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group entered the residence, they discovered what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, several weapons, and ammunition.

Deputies arrested Keith "Tuff" Lansford, 50, of Belle, for the drug violations.

Lansford was already on parole for manufacture of a controlled substance.