An Arnold man is facing charges in connection with the discovery of a meth lab found in his home.
Chad R. Klahs, of the 1400 block of Klahs Lane, has been charged by the Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office with possession of chemicals and drug paraphernalia with the intent to manufacture meth.
A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was performing an investigation on Klahs at his home on July 17, according to court documents. The officer found a laundry list of items consistent with the manufacturing of meth in the man's bedroom and called for additional police assistance.
Klahs was also charged with the misdemeanor crimes of receiving stolen property and third-degree assault for allegedly punching a man in the face on the same day, the documents state. No other details were available on those charges.
Knowingly manufacturing meth, a controlled substance, is a class C felony and carries with it a punishment of up to a year in jail or one to seven years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a class D felony is punishable by up to a year in jail or one to four years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
Charges and allegations mentioned in this report do not indicate convictions.
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