Woman Made Meth in Home, Endangering Her Children, Police Say
Bridgeton Police said officers smelled an overpowering odor of cooking meth when they responded to the home for a disturbance.
A woman faces drug and child endangerment charges after Bridgeton Police said she made methamphetamine at her home in Bridgeton.
Janice L. Williams, 39, now of the 3900 block of Jane in St. Ann, was charged Dec. 5 with first-degree trafficking in drugs, first-degree child endangerment, manufacturing meth, possessing chemicals with the intent to make a controlled substance and possession of drug-related items.
She was arrested Friday on the charges.
Bridgeton Police said officers went into the home in the 3900 block of Falcon Avenue in response to a disturbance on June 9, 2011. When officers entered the house, they smelled a strong chemical odor associated with cooking meth, according to a police report.
During a search, officers said they found a bag containing more than 220 grams of powder and liquid meth, and items and chemicals used to make meth.
Police say children under the age of 17 lived in the home.
Williams was being held Tuesday in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $50,000.
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