The Moberly man who kidnapped, tortured and raped a woman before locking her in a freezer has finally been sentenced -- to 90 years behind bars.
The heinous crime got a lot of attention last March when four suspects were arrested for various roles in the horrific attack on this woman, who miraculo ... More >>
St. Louis company Westport Pharmaceuticals says it has an innovative solution to a key problem contributing to Missouri's meth epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration, however, is not so confident.
As we reported earlier this week, the DEA sent a letter to the Maryland Heights business warnin ... More >>
Missouri has held onto its infamous title as Meth Capital of the United States for years now, in part, some say, because it's just too easy for cooks to access over-the-counter medicines for meth making. That's why Maryland Heights-based Westport Pharmaceuticals got a lot of attention last year for ... More >>
On February 4, 2010, Gee Vigna and her husband discovered a horrible sight in the room of their seventeen-year-old daughter, Nicky.
"We had no idea she was using any drugs," Gee tells Daily RFT.
Nicky had overdosed on heroin. Doctors pointed to track marks on her arm.
"That was the beginning of ... More >>
St. Louis police want to make it a little bit harder for cooks to make meth -- by scaring those who illegally secure ingredients for them.
The state attorney general's office partnered with the metro police department in announcement yesterday that a so-called "Anti-Smurfing Campaign" is coming to ... More >>
Missouri, the Meth Capital of the United States, this week launched a campaign against purchasing cold and allergy medicines and selling them to methamphetamine cooks.
It's the "anti-smurfing" initiative.
"Missouri law enforcement officials will tell you that smurfing is one of the biggest chall ... More >>
Missouri may be the Meth Capital of the United States -- but the state may have an even bigger problem when it comes to heroin use. So says a new study released this week that shows that heroin is, in some ways, more of a concern for law-enforcement officials than meth -- and overdose rates have inc ... More >>
As we reported last week, Missouri once again had the most meth lab busts of any state in the country last year -- and folks in Springfield are apparently working to make sure the state is a winner in 2013, too.
We've got the details on not one, but two, reportedly unrelated meth busts in the same ... More >>
Mommy calls this her "little helper."Here's yet further proof that Missouri lives up to its billing as the "Meth Capital of the United States": A kindergartner in western Missouri recently brought his mom's crack pipe and $3,700 worth of crystal meth to his school's show-and-tell. According to KC ... More >>
Shake and Bake is a popular method for cooking drugs in Missouri's Meth Capital of Jefferson County. Shake and Bake is also the greatest stock-car race strategy ever invented.The press release below might raise eyebrow if it were coming out of the Ladue or Frontenac police departments. But the Je ... More >>
Stephen Munn: Finally, someone defines the term.This is why Missouri, a.k.a. the "Meth Capital of America" needs to make pseudoephedrine a prescription-only drug, according to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Last month a judge in Adair County sentenced Stephen Munn to 12 years in state pr ... More >>
Today's Post-Dispatch has an interesting article about psuedoephedrine -- one of the key ingredients for the making of meth. Yesterday, officials in Union joined another Franklin County city -- Washington -- to become the second municipality in the nation to require a prescription for the sale of ... More >>