Drug agents showed up at her home near Anna on Wednesday morning saying they fielded a report that a meth-making operation was on the Union County property.
John Piper told deputies outside that he was in his bedroom when he heard a loud pop, then he noticed his home was on fire.
Missouri has passed increasingly stringent laws over the past decade in an effort to control medications that contain pseudoephedrine.
Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer says Brian Smith, 32, is charged with second degree murder in the killing of Heather Beckley-Lewis.
Authorities say most of the suspects confessed to their roles in the crimes.
Several pharmacies in the St. Louis area are now selling the first-ever pseudoephedrine-based decongestant that apparently cannot be used to make methamphetamine.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the Springfield woman told police she might have smoked meth with her daughter five or six times.
They’re making meth in “superlabs” and using already established marijuana and cocaine pipelines to ship it into the region.
Come November, local pharmacies will begin offering a new decongestant — manufactured in Maryland Heights — that cannot be converted into meth.
Meth incidents rising in St. Charles Co. despite pseudoephedrine ban.