Authorities are still searching for a Quapaw man they believe has been manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence.
William Wesley Miller, 28, is wanted on a $151,000 bond for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of Methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
Charges were filed against Miller after law enforcement officials searched his residence and found evidence of an operating methamphetamine lab.
According to court records, officers had attempted to locate the occupants of the residence on Dec. 20 after a report was made of suspected drug activity.
“As I was walking toward the Miller residence, I detected a strong odor that I associate with the manufacturing of methamphetamine," Detective Joey Stites said.
Later that day, investigators with the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, accompanied by Ottawa County deputies and Bureau of Indian Affairs, served a search warrant at 69205 East 15 Road. The area is known as the Five Mile Creek Estates.
A search of the residence revealed a fully operational meth lab as well as several products used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and several items used to ingest methamphetamine.
“No one was home at the time of the search,” Ottawa County Undersheriff Bob Ernst said. “We are hoping the public can bring this man in.”
Authorities say that at least two small children live in the residence and have been exposed to the caustic chemicals used in the manufacturing process.
Authorities have been informed that the children have witnessed the use of methamphetamine and domestic violence in the home.
Anyone with information about Miller's whereabouts is asked to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff's office.