Arrests From Alleged Meth Operations on Francis Street

  A Clinton man was placed in the Johnson Detention Center yesterday by Clinton Public Safety with bonds on multiple drug charges totaling $105,000, alleging methamphetamine manufacture violations on Sunday.

Clinton Public Safety has charged 44-year-old Tommy Wayne McWatters of 405 Frances Street, Clinton with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Manufacturing in the Presence of a Child, with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Unlawful Disposal of Meth Waste and with Possession of Methamphetamine. A second suspect is also charged in the alleged conspiracy with McWatters.

  Clinton Public Safety Officer James Hunt states that on January 13th Tommy Wayne McWatters had in his possession two used one-pot-method generators, tubing used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, lithium batteries, strips, salt, coffee filters and two boxes of pseudoephdrine. Officer Hunt further alleges that the manufacture of methamphetamine was in his residence at 405 Francis Street where a 7-year-old child was living. Further allegations are that the defendant unlawfully disposed of methamphetamine waste in a city owned trash can in front of his residence and by burning methamphetamine waste in a barrel in his back yard Sunday. McWatters also allegedly had less than one gram of methamphetamine in his possession at 405 Francis Street on the 13th. It was further alleged that Tommy Wayne McWatters conspired with Cameron k. Stitt to manufacture methamphetamine by having the tools and ability at his home and by Cameron Stitt having in his possession two boxes of 12-count, 24-hour Aleve pseudophedrine.  

    The Sheriff’s Office was also holding Tommy McWatters for a fraudulent check charge from the 8th Circuit Solicitor’s Worthless Check Unit. They are charging Tommy Wayne McWatters with issuing a check for $25 to a Hospice Thrift Shop on May 30th, 2012 and received cash, merchandise or other consideration; then the check was no good. The warrant states that there has been no response to a certified letter and that no restitution has been made. He was facing a bond hearing on that charge today.

  Clinton Department of Public Safety also arrested 20-year-old Cameron Kaylob Stitt, also of 405 Francis Street, charging him with Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. He is accused of having in his possession three white caplets marked “I B 800,” a prescription medication that he allegedly did not have authority to posses, and that he conspired with Tommy McWatters with the possession of two boxes of Aleve.

Cameron Stitt also remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning with cash or surety bonds on his two charges totaling $18,000.