Meth lab investigated in Milligan; one suspect arrested

James Chessher

James Earl Chessher was charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine and other charges Thursday morning.

BRIAN HUGHES graphic / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:39 PM.


MILLIGAN — Following a tip from a citizen informant, an Okaloosa County deputy checked on activity at a utility shed adjacent to a residence in Milligan around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

The officer found two men he believed were manufacturing methamphetamine. When they came out of the shed, the deputy observed one of the men carrying paraphernalia commonly used to make meth.

One suspect fled while the deputy was able to detain 32-year old Jason Earl Chessher.

The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force obtained and executed a search warrant at the shed, located at 1894 Wadsworth Rd.

Law officers found various chemicals and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine in the shed and inside a nearby bus that Chessher lives in.

Chessher is charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, resisting an officer without violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of listed chemicals.

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