Wednesday, February 13, 2013
St. Louis County Police said the man had pseudoephedrine tablets and intended to sell them to a methamphetamine cook.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, February 13
The following information was supplied by court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. A West County man faces a drug charge after the car he was riding in was pulled over by police. Donald Seifert, 43, of the 1000 block of Waterman Drive just south of Ballwin, was charged Feb. 5 with possessing a methamphetamine precursor drug with intent to make meth. St. Louis County Police said an officer pulled over a car July 11 because the driver’s license had been revoked. The officer said Seifert, a passenger in the car, appeared to hide something. The officer said he was given consent to search the car and found 48 pseudoephedrine tablets. According to the report, Seifert admitted he intended to sell the tablets to…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Zephrex-D, the decongestant touted as a tool in the fight against meth labs, is now available at Walgreens, Walmart and CVS.
Zephrex D is now available in several national and regional retailers. As previously reported by Patch, the decongestant was availble at Walgreens last week. It is now available at Walmart and CVS across the St. Louis area. Zephrex-D is manufactured by Maryland Heights based Highland Pharmaceuticals. Westport Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Highland. Paul Hemings, vice president and general manager with Westport Pharmaceuticals, tells Patch "tamper-resistant" Zephrex-D is only being sold in the St. Louis market, including St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties. As previously reported by Patch, Zephrex-D is being touted as a decongestant that cannot be converted into methamphetamine, but also provides users the same relief as …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Zephrex-D, a new decongestant touted to fight meth labs, is now available at Walgreens. It's coming to two more major St. Louis area pharmacies in coming weeks.
As previously reported by Patch, Zephrex D was expected to be available in St. Louis area pharmacies in November. It is now rolling out in Walgreens stores and available at select Walgreens at this time. Zephrex-D is manufactured by Maryland Heights based Highland Pharmaceuticals. Westport Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Highland. Paul Hemings, with Westport Pharmaceuticals, tells Patch, that in addition to Walgreens, Zephrex-D will be in two more major pharmacies in the St. Louis areas in the next week or two. Hemings is holding off on making the two additional pharmacies public citing privacy agreements with the companies. Overall, Zephrex-D is only being sold in the St. Louis market, including St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Ballwin Police said the two intended to sell the pseudoephedrine to a meth cook.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A couple faces charges of buying pseudoephedrine to resell or trade it to a methamphetamine dealer. Ciara McCauseland, 19, and Joshua Askins, 24, both of the 2600 block of Lisa Lane in Pacific, each were charged with possessing a meth precursor drug with intent to make meth. McCauseland was charged Aug. 20; Askins was charged Aug. 21. Ballwin Police said they were identified as buying a product containing ephedrine for meth manufacture at the Shop ‘n Save Pharmacy at 15425 Manchester Road on Dec. 6, 2011. Police said the couple intended to sell the cold medicine to someone who would use it to make meth. Bond was set at $2,500 each for McCauseland and Askins.
Friday, April 27, 2012
A drug agent had a meth lab blow up in his face and said it can happen to a curious child just as easily. He tells 'Patch' criminals are coming to St. Louis County to buy pseudoephedrine and that means meth is being made here, too.
Sgt. Jason Grellner, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, has been busting meth labs since 1997, but all that experience did not prevent a "shake and bake" meth lab from exploding in his face. "I'm missing 27 percent of my lungs," said Grellner, who is also president of the Missouri Narcotics Association. "I lost 27 percent of my lung capacity in 2002. I opened a container sitting in a driveway." If that can happen to an experienced drug agent, it can happen to any curious child who stumbles upon a plastic bottle or an adult who is picking up what is thought to simply be trash, said Grellner, who is the unit commander of the Franklin County Narcotics Unit, which works in conjunction with the St. Louis County Drug Task Force. This …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
If you ask the president of the Missouri Narcotics Association whose been tracking meth down for more than 15 years, the answer is "Yes."
Franklin County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Jason Grellner makes finding meth his mission. He's the President of the Missouri Narcotics Association and the Unit Commander of the Franklin County Narcotics Unit which works in conjunction with the St. Louis County Drug Task Force. Grellner said meth started showing up in the St. Louis area in 1996. That is 20 years after the FDA changed the drug pseudoephedrine, a decongestant that is also the key ingredient for making meth, from requiring a prescription to an over-the-counter drug. The FDA made that change in 1976. "Missouri has been the leader in meth labs for over a decade. 2010 was the only year we weren't ranked number one, Tennessee took us over and we were back as number one in 2011…