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2 Kids Taken Into Police Protective Custody During Meth Lab Raid

Just before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a narcotics related search warrant at 6851 Southeast 72nd Terrace in Riverton.


During the course of the search, investigators discovered suspected methamphetamine, along with components used in the meth manufacturing process and evidence suggesting that the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine had recently taken place.


Arrested at the scene were Brian Bunce, age 32, and 24 year-old Natalie Turner, both of the home.


In addition, two juvenile children were removed from the residence and taken into police protective custody.


Both Bunce and Turner are currently being held in the Cherokee County Jail without bond on allegations of Unlawfully Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possessing Methamphetamine, Possessing Precursor Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possessing Drug Paraphernalia and two counts of Aggravated Child Endangerment.


Formal charges are expected to be filed next week.

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