A 17-year-old man was charged with attempting to make methamphetamine following a traffic stop in St. Peters Feb. 15.
Jackson Terry, 17, of Wright City, was charged Feb. 19 with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine by possessing chemicals used to make meth.
The St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force said Terry was a passenger in the vehicle in which meth-related chemicals were found. The truck was stopped by police Feb. 15 at 1998 West Terra Lane in St. Peters.
Officers said Terry was “a second-generation meth cook and his father is in prison after a lifetime of cooking meth.”
Detectives reported, “Terry was not remorseful. In fact, Terry was proud of his family name and the fact that Drug Task Force detectives were familiar with his family’s past and continued meth-making activities.”
The chemicals included pseudoephedrine, lye, lithium batteries and cold packs hidden in a compartment near Terry’s leg, detectives said.
Terry’s vehicle was parked in the Walmart parking lot in Wentzville. It was searched and detectives found camp fuel, also commonly used to make meth, officers said.
According to a court document, the driver told police Terry was going to show him how to cook meth via the one-pot method. He said he went with Terry to various locations to buy material.
Terry posted 10 percent of a $15,000 bond March 14 and was released from St. Charles County Corrections after being arrest on a warrant Feb. 19.
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