Members of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Task Force including members from the Merrill Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Special Agents from the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating approximately 46 meth labs at a meth cooking and dump site in a rural wooded area the Town of Corning.
The discovery and clean-up took place the week of May 7th, 2013. The investigation is ongoing with several items of evidence being processed and forwarded to the state crime labs for analysis.
Members of the task force discovered similar meth labs a short distance away in November of 2012. The two sites appear to be connected.
A 36-year-old Merrill man, Christopher Meindel, was arrested and charged in connection to the November 2012 meth lab. Meindel was released on a signature bond and has since fled the area. The Lincoln County Circuit court has issued felony arrest warrants for Meindel.
He is described as 5’10, 170 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has multiple tattoos on both arms.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Christoper D. Meindel you are asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272. Callers may also call Crime Stoppers at 715-536-3726. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.