Tuesday, May 7, 2013
St. Louis County Police said they found three unsupervised children ages 9 and under in a Mehlville house that was being used to make meth.
A man is charged with endangering his children after police found meth and meth ingredients in his home along with three unsupervised children ages 9 and under. David Hazelip, 31, of the 2200 block of Pecan Drive in Mehlville, was charged Friday with first-degree child endangerment. St. Louis County Police said an officer investigating a theft at a nearby convenience store had recognized Hazelip on video surveillance at the store. An officer went to Hazelip’s home and found three children ages 9, 8 and 5 in the house, according to a court document. The officer saw stolen property in the home and seized it, police said. The officer reported that he smelled a strong odor of spray paint and kerosene throughout the house and said the residence…
Friday, March 15, 2013
St. Louis County Police raided the home on Tuesday and found 20 grams of finished meth.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Police found methamphetamine on a room occupant at the South County Holiday Inn after a smoke alarm was triggered in the room, then find the same renter at a meth lab at the Super 8 in Fenton.
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- Joe Scott
Saturday, December 15, 2012
A South County man who set off smoke alarms in a hotel Sunday while attempting to make methamphetamine was arrested the next day for trying to make meth in another motel room, police said. Stephen L. Langendorf, 19, of the 5700 block of Wieland Drive in South County, was charged Tuesday with two counts of possessing a meth precursor with intent to manfacture methamphetamine. St. Louis County Police said a smoke alarm was triggered Sunday at the Holiday Inn at 4234 Butler Hill Drive in Langendorf’s room. Police found meth ingredients and emptied pseudoephedrine blister packs in the room and found meth on one of the room’s occupants. The next day, police responded to a meth lab reported in the Super 8 Motel in Fenton, 650 South Highway Drive…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Zephrex-D, the decongestant touted as a tool in the fight against meth labs, is now available at Walgreens, Walmart and CVS.
Zephrex D is now available in several national and regional retailers. As previously reported by Patch, the decongestant was availble at Walgreens last week. It is now available at Walmart and CVS across the St. Louis area. Zephrex-D is manufactured by Maryland Heights based Highland Pharmaceuticals. Westport Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Highland. Paul Hemings, vice president and general manager with Westport Pharmaceuticals, tells Patch "tamper-resistant" Zephrex-D is only being sold in the St. Louis market, including St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties. As previously reported by Patch, Zephrex-D is being touted as a decongestant that cannot be converted into methamphetamine, but also provides users the same relief as …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Police found supplies for a methamphetamine lab in a house in the Lemay neighborhood.
Police arrested two subjects after finding a methamphetamine lab in a home in the 700 block of Bayless Avenue in the Lemay neighborhood. Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s South County Precinct searched the home Nov. 15 after receiving a call for a drug violation in progress there. Police found ingredients used to make methamphetamine, including two plastic soda bottles filled with chemicals, according to police. SEE RELATED STORIES
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Zephrex-D, a new decongestant touted to fight meth labs, is now available at Walgreens. It's coming to two more major St. Louis area pharmacies in coming weeks.
Zephrex-D—the new decongestant designed to help fight Missouri's meth problem—is now rolling out in Walgreens stores. The drug, which cannot be converted into methamphetamine like other drugs containing pseudophedrine, is manufactured by Maryland Heights based Highland Pharmaceuticals. Westport Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Highland. Paul Hemings, with Westport Pharmaceuticals, tells Patch that in addition to Walgreens, Zephrex-D will be in two more major pharmacies in the St. Louis areas in the next week or two. Hemings is holding off on making the two additional pharmacies public citing privacy agreements with the companies. Overall, Zephrex-D is only being sold in the St. Louis market, including St. Louis, St. Charles and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Zephrex-D, a new decongestant that drug agents say cannot be converted into methamphetamine, is set to hit St. Louis pharmacies this month. A prescription will not be required to purchase the drug in some areas.
Zephrex-D, a new decongestant that its manufacturer and St. Louis area drug agents say cannot be converted into methamphetamine, is set to hit St. Louis pharmacies this month. Zephrex D is expected to be available in St. Louis area pharmacies in November. Since its maker and drug agents say it cannot be converted into meth, it will also be sold without a prescription in some counties that have recently passed ordinances requiring a prescription to purchasepseudoephedrine products like Claritin-D and Allegra-D. Zephrex-D is manufactured by Maryland Heights based Highland Pharmaceuticals. Westport Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Highland. Paul Hemings, with Westport Pharmaceuticals, isn't giving specifics yet, but tells Patch that the …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Police found finished meth as well as the ingredients to make the substance in and around the washing machine of a house on Reed Avenue.
Police found a methamphetamine lab in the 700 block of Reed Ave. Oct. 19 and arrested two suspects on suspicion of possessing and manufacturing the illegal substance. Officers from the South County Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department were led to the meth lab while investigating a burglary in the 700 block of Pardella Ave., according to the police blotter. At the house on Reed Ave., police said they found a small amount of finished meth, pills, crushed pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries, Liquid Fire drain cleaner, Coleman camp fuel, coffee filters and cold packs in the basement hidden in and around the washing machine. Two suspects were arrested and charged with possession of meth, possession of meth precursors and …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Lemay woman faces drug trafficking and child endangerment charges.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
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…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Highland Pharmaceuticals plans to offer Zephrex-D in St. Louis pharmacies by November. The new decongestant reportedly cannot be converted into meth and might not require a prescription.
In an effort to fight methamphetamine, Missouri cities and counties, although not St. Louis County, are passing ordinances requiring prescriptions to purchase pseudoephedrine products like Claritin-D and Allegra-D. Pseudoephedrine is the key meth making ingredient needed to make the drug. It is extracted from popular allergy medications and converted into meth. Now, a new decongestant set for sale in St. Louis area pharmacies in November is touted as meth-resistant and gaining support by area drug agents. Zephrex-D, manufactured by Maryland Heights based Highland Pharmaceuticals, is a new pseudoephedrine product that police and the drug's maker hope will stop meth cooks in their tracks. "St. Louis is our test market and it's our …