According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, deputies arrived last Thursday to a residence in the 12000 block of Big Pine Place in rural Desoto after receiving complaints of a strong chemical odor. Once there the lawmen found a meth lab operating in full production inside the home and took the seven subjects into custody after a brief struggle that left one deputy injured.
The suspects remain in Jefferson County Jail on charges of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Bond for each has been set at $100,000.
, white male, age 19, Granite City, Ill.
, W/M, age 23, Potosi, Mo
, white female, age 41, Desoto, Mo
, W/F, age 22, Potosi, Mo
, W/M, age 22, Dittmer, Mo
, W/M, age 41, Potosi, Mo
, W/M, age 29, Desoto, Mo
A meth lab seizure in Jefferson County last week has led to drug charges against five area men and two females.