Walmart Meth Lab Suspect Arrested Again at Oakville Gas Station

The woman was arrested Monday night in connection with another mobile meth lab.

ST. LOUIS, MO -- The 32-year-old woman that police say brought a mobile meth lab into June 7 was arrested again Monday night at the on Telegraph Road. 

Officers from the South County Precinct responded to a suspicious person call at approximately 10:30 p.m. and observed the woman throw a bottle toward the dumpster. 

Police recognized the woman as Jennifer Vaughn, . Vaughn had been detained on suspicion of shoplifting when officers discovered a bottle containing meth, also known as a "shake and bake" lab.

Officials evacuated the Walmart and closed the store for nearly three hours.

County police discovered a similar bottle at the U-Gas and also found meth-making materials on Vaughn. The bottle was contained without incident and Vaughn is now in 24-hour custody. 

Formal charges will not be issued for Vaughn until the crime lab analyzes the bottles. 

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Carla June 19, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Why was she released in the first place?
Sarah Flagg June 19, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Hi Carla, As I understand it, the police can only hold people for 24 hours without a warrant or charging them. And they can only get a warrant/charges for her when the lab analysis is done. Let me know if you have any more questions! Thanks, Sarah
nancy fletcher June 20, 2012 at 02:52 PM
CraZ that she is caught with explosive substance @ the walmart incident and she is free to roam the streets and endanger the public just weeks later...her release should be pending the lab results NOT the other way around. Do we not have our own in house lab? And why would it take weeks? CraZ imo.... Resident of oakville and frequent U GAS customer. PROPS to the employee that spotted her suspicious behavior n followed thru alerting the police
Tom June 21, 2012 at 02:55 PM
this is not CSI !!!
carol June 22, 2012 at 05:38 PM
where is Horatio wwhen you needed him? oh, forgot, his show got canceled.
Garry Carlson June 22, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Now that dog will hunt!
MichaelC2B June 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I think this poor chick's brain is permanently fried.
IVANIVONVICH June 22, 2012 at 11:43 PM
But everyone seems to think so yes ? Those shows do not depict the real time lines required to gather & process evidence. And that is the sad part.
Eric S June 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM
My question exactly. It doesn't take a genius to understand that the substance was meth and the action was inherenetly dangerous due to the caustic and explosive nature of meth production. I understand the need for a lab to conclude the actual substance but surely a judge has the option of setting a bond equal to the danger posed and the evidence in hand. This woman is clearly a danger to herself and others, she needs to be confined for the good of everyone....as well as for the sake of justice.
Eric S June 22, 2012 at 11:46 PM
It's not Bevis and Butthead either. Common sense and knowledge affirm the substance was meth and the action of making it around others was a danger to everyone. This stuff can explode and the by-products are extremely harmful.
Gene Easterling June 23, 2012 at 03:44 AM
I guess the government gets more money to catch and release and do it all over again! Its a constant flow of money! But to house her it would cost money! Thats my opinion!
Jim Broderick August 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM
This lady needs to be put away! I believe this is the fourth time I've read an article that had her involved in one way or another, every time being about meth!


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