Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Police said Antonette Paschall forced Christopher Hughes into her car. Hughes had made meth at Paschall's house, according to a police report.
A woman is accused of forcing a man into her car at gunpoint April 8. Both the victim and the accused woman also face related drug charges. Antonette Paschall, 41, of the 700 block of Woodland Ridge Drive in St. Charles County, was charged April 9 with making a controlled substance, felonious restraint and armed criminal action. Christopher Lee Hughes, 37, was charged April 9 with making a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine. Court documents listed Hughes as homeless, but his last known address was in the 200 block of Colt Circle west of O'Fallon and south of Lake Saint Louis. According to a report from the St. Charles County Drug Task Force, Paschall and Hughes argued April 7 and she kicked him out of her house just …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Drug Task Force members got a warrant on the home of Gregory Jennings and Darla Smithson after finding the couple bought more than 100 pseudoephedrine boxes in two years. Officers saw several high-powered rifles while walking through the home.
A St. Peters couple is accused of making methamphetamine in their home on Michelle Lane. Gregory Jennings, 48, and Darla Smithson, 46, both of the first block of Michelle Lane in St. Peters, each were charged March 7 with possessing a chemical with intent to make a controlled substance. Jennings also was charged with possession of a controlled substance. St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force detectives said Jennings bought 52 boxes of pseudoephedrine since Aug. 16, 2010, and Smithson bought 53 boxes since Aug. 20, 2010. Jennings allowed detectives to walk through the home Sept. 7, and officers saw multiple high-powered rifles throughout the home, according to a Drug Task Force report. Police said Jennings told them, “I’m glad you …
Monday, March 25, 2013
St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force detectives said Terry was proud they knew his family and their continued meth-related activities.
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…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
St. Peters resident and an O'Fallon resident also admitted trading pseudoephedrine to meth dealer, police said.
Three people face heroin dealing charges after St. Charles County Drug Task Force detectives searched a home in the 100 block of Westgate Drive Feb. 7 in St. Peters. Three people were charged with distributing a controlled substance after detectives found heroin and drug-related items in the home: Kearbey and Stever were charged Feb. 8. Salyers was charged Feb. 11. Drug Task Force members said they executed a search warrant on the home and found capsules containing heroin, cut straws, a grinder with heroin residue, empty capsules with heroin residue and baggies. According to the task force report, Kearbey and Stevers admitted they are heroin addicts and share the items with Salyers. Kearbey and Stevers also said each of the three …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
"Patch" takes a look at five items that made news throughout St. Charles County in 2011.
- Joe Scott
Thursday, December 29, 2011
1. Protesting funeral protests For St. Charles County, 2011 started with shouts of “USA” and choruses of “God Bless America” as a flag and sign-wielding St. Charles County and St. Louis area residents countered a demonstration by four Westboro Baptist Church members. The Topeka, KS-based church members were protesting outside the St. Charles County administrative building and the St. Charles City Hall. The protest was a response to a St. Charles County ordinance prohibiting picketing within 300 feet of funeral services one hour before and one hour after the ceremony. "Ten years ago, we didn't need a law like this because everyone respected people's right to mourn their deceased relatives," said County Executive Steve Ehlmann, at the time…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
After prescriptions are required for pseudoephedrine products in St. Charles County, the allergy medication sales jumped significantly in Bridgeton, Maryland Heights and Chesterfield.
- Joe Scott
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Sales of pseudoephedrine in St. Louis County cities bordering St. Charles County spiked in September after St. Charles County banned over-the-counter sales, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article. Sales were especially high in cities near bridges connecting St. Charles and St. Louis counties. In Bridgeton, sales in September jumped 81 percent over August. In Maryland Heights, they increased 59 percent, while in Chesterfield they increased 51 percent. The Post-Dispatch reported that industry representatives attributed the increase to allergy sufferers in St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties. A registered nurse noted allergies flare up in the fall when weather changes, during ragweed and pollen season. “I don’t know if I’d …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
St. Charles County officials may join with those from Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln counties in requiring doctors' orders for ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
The St. Charles County Council took one more step toward requiring prescriptions for cold medication that include ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The law, introduced during the council meeting Monday, is part of a four-county effort to make the drugs more difficult to obtain for meth producers. Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln county officials announced last week they will propose similar laws. St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer told council members requiring prescriptions for the drugs is the most effective way to keep them away from meth producers and users. “These people choose to poison their bodies, endanger their children and their neighbors and engage in theft and other crimes to support their habit,” Neer said. More than 40 counties …