DEA Announces Major Meth Bust in STL Area

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Drug Enforcement Administration announces a major meth bust in the St. Louis area.

Local police helped round up 36 suspects from the city to Jefferson and St. Francois counties. About 190 pounds of meth was seized, along with many guns and plastic bags stuffed with cash.

“We have transporters of both money and narcotics. We have the distributors … we have our sources of supply,” DEA Special Agent James Shroba says. “And in that chain of command, we have enforcers.”

Shroba says the drugs usually make its way across the border in creative ways. They have had seizes where drugs were concealed in tires, engine blocks, gas tanks and even windshield wiper fluid.

Agents worked the case for 18 months.

Shroba says the meth came from a super lab in Mexico, but how it got across the border is not known.

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One Comment

  1. Mark says:

    There is more than ample supply of meth made right here in the western small towns outside St. Louis County. From Mexico, my ass. The article said a pound of meth? Seriously? Major bust? I was hearing from friends that it was 900 lbs., which is why I looked the article up. Did you catch the importers and financiers? Of course not, because state and federal politicians get a cut.

    1. Mark says:

      My mistake… a total of 190 lbs. About one day’s production between Lone Dell and Richwoods as I understand it. Friggin propagandist joke.

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