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St. Peters Man Cooked Meth with Children in Home, Police Say

The St. Charles County Drug Task Force received a report that an active meth lab was at the St. Peters home.

St. Charles County Drug Task Force members found an active methamphetamine lab on Gateswood Court in St. Peters. The man was cooking meth with children present in the home, police said.

Dustin Parnell, 22, of Gateswood Court, was charged Nov. 30 with manufacturing methamphetamine and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

A Drug Task Force detective said they received a report of an active meth lab at the home. They arrived and searched the home, finding an active meth lab in the basement, four used one-pot meth labs and chemicals used to make meth.

According to the Drug Task Force report, Parnell admitted to cooking meth four times in the last two weeks with the children present.  He also told detectives he used to cook meth in Fredericktown before moving to St. Peters.

The home on Gateswood Court is now condemned, according to court documents.

Bail for Parnell was set at $25,000.

For more crime information on St. Peters Patch, see the following articles:

  • St. Peters Man Sold 'Mushroom' Drug to Undercover Officer
  • St. Peters Man Charged with Making Meth
ALF December 22, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Dustin Parnell you knew what you was doing, was a crime , but you did it anyway all you care about was making moneys , sence you dont want to work like the rest of us , as we all know about you and your life style ,, as far as god judging you we all will be judged by god only , but you lost your freedom when you commented the crime , you may apply for classes that may help you , you omited to cooking it in your home town ,plus now you did it in this ladys house , You did the Crime you do the time 10 yrs minum < when you get out you will be back cooking again
Mary January 03, 2013 at 12:06 AM
renee run your mouth.. and I know for a fact that she did her house and car paid for by meth labs . I agree what was done was wrong around those children but for you to "think" you know her personal finances is WRONG..
Keepalowprofile February 21, 2013 at 07:44 AM
Well if she is charged and found guilty, We might see that house and car at the next auction.
Keepalowprofile February 21, 2013 at 07:47 AM
Lisa Marie, You seem obsessed with this guy. He is a POS. seek full custody of your child and stay away from this loser.
Keepalowprofile February 21, 2013 at 07:51 AM
lol This is My favorite post.

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