South County Mother Made Meth in Home Alongside Four Children, Police Said
The Lemay woman faces drug trafficking and child endangerment charges.
A Lemay woman faces criminal charges for making methamphetamine in her home and endangering her four children.
Linda Vanfleet, 45, of the 100 block of Kayser Avenue in Lemay, was charged Sept. 20 with second-degree drug trafficking, four counts of endangering a child, possessing chemicals with intent to make a controlled substance, and possessing a meth precursor drug with intent to make meth.
St. Louis County Police said they received information that Vanfleet was making meth in her home. After getting consent to search the home April 3, officers said they found a one-pot meth lab with a “volatile liquid” inside. Lab analysis confirmed it contained more than 56 grams of meth, according to court documents.
Four children under the age of 17 were living in the home with her at the time, police said.
Police said she also had ingredients and items, including pseudoephedrine, to make more meth.
Bail for Vanfleet was set at $100,000, cash only.
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