St. Ann police: Chase leads to rolling meth lab bust

6:15 AM, Apr 12, 2012   |    comments
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St. Ann, Mo (KSDK) -- Two known meth users were taken into custody suspected of cooking meth in a vehicle and leading police on a chase.

A St. Ann police detective spotted a suspected known meth cooker at a gas station at Cypress and St. Charles Rock Road around 10 p.m. Wednesday, St. Ann police Lt. Aaron Jimenez said.  The detective ran the plates on the vehicle and they did not match up.

The vehicle left the gas station and the detective followed and tried to pull the driver over.

The suspect sped off heading north on Lindbergh, made a U-turn at Old St. Charles Rock Road and then headed south on Lindbergh.  As he sped away, he threw out a cup of liquid and a coffee filter with meth in it, Lt. Jimenez said.

The driver turned onto an unpaved road and jumped out of the vehicle while it was still going.  The vehicle crashed into a tree and the man ran into the woods.

The man was captured and taken into custody at the scene.

Police said a female was also inside the vehicle.  She is a known meth user and told police she was getting a ride to a hotel from the man and told him to stop running from police.  Police said the man told her he did not want to go to jail.  

Lt. Jimenez said the woman told police they were on their way to meet the man's pseudoephedrine suppliers at a hotel.  Police said she had needles in her possession and an open container of alcohol.  She was taken into custody.

Police said the man has not been cooperative.

Police also found a blue funnel, meth residue and aluminum foil in the vehicle.


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