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St. Peters Man Among Three Arrested on Meth Charges in O'Fallon

Drug Task Force detectives said they smelled the chemical odor of meth as they drove by the home.

Three people were charged Thursday, July 12, 2012, with making and possessing methamphetamine in after authorities received a tip about a meth lab.

Charged with making and possessing methamphetamine were:

  • Timothy Collins, 35, of the first block of Oak Drive in ;
  • Michael A. Perkins, 51, of the first block of Princess Lane in Wentzville;
  • Carla Fay Hopkins, 42, of Curryville, MO.

Acting on a tip, members went to a mobile home July 10 on Thoroughbred Drive in O’Fallon and saw two men leave the house and get in a pickup truck. As detectives drove past the house, they smelled a strong chemical odor from cooking meth, according to a task force report.

Detectives arranged to have the truck stopped by St. Charles County deputies while detectives checked out the house. Inside the home, they found Hopkins and a fully functioning meth lab in the kitchen, two grams of meth and meth ingredients. They also found a trashcan in front of the home with remains from used meth ingredients and equipment, which was the strong odor source.

Hopkins told detectives she went with Collins to a Walgreens in Chesterfield to buy pseudoephedrine and cold packs for meth ingredients.

After the traffic stop, Perkins told detectives they would find a meth lab in the residence at the mobile home they just left.

Bond was set at $20,000 each for Collins, Perkins and Hopkins.

trystin english July 21, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Love you dad. Keep your head up
jasen d July 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Its sad you have a daughter that can say she still loves you. But yet you still choose to be a meth head. Seek help or rot in prison,and lose the ones that love you. God knows you don't have any feelings that's what the shit does to you.
tanya hart August 06, 2012 at 06:34 AM
Timmy i love you and miss you im here with you by yourside ride or die for you.our babies miss daddy youll be home soon.stay strong.u were at the wrong place at wrong time.baby i love you.
trystin english August 16, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Keep your head up dad. Love you
tyler collins January 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Who ever this jason dude is prolly shouldnt talk kuz ur prolly out there on shyt 2 and u have no right 2 talk aBout some Body I mean yeah he is my dad and we dont always see eye 2 eye But he is still my dad so if u aint family or have something good 2 say then u xan stfu
Zack harness March 06, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Hope you can straighten up when you get out Tim. Drugs aren't worth losing your life but most importantly your great children that still love you after you've messed up their whole entire lives. Just keep your head up bud and dont let nobody get to ya

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