DOE RUN — Seven people were arrested and are facing drug trafficking charges Monday after a meth lab was found at a Doe Run residence.
Tony L. Barron, 37, of Doe Run, the former Doe Run assistant fire chief; Brandi Barron, 17, of Doe Run; Corey Buckley, 29, of Park Hills; James Metcalf, 44, of Farmington; Kimberly K. Lay, 33, of Doe Run; Carla Sebastian, 44, of Bonne Terre; and Jodi L. Barnhouse, 31, of Doe Run; are charged with first-degree drug trafficking, four counts of possession of a chemical with intent to make meth, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bond is set at $150,000.
According to court records, the Mineral Area Drug Task Force learned Metcalf, who had several warrants for his arrest, was living with Barnhouse on South Oak Street in Doe Run.
Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the drug task force went to the house and knocked on the door Monday. Two small children answered the door and got Barnhouse to come to the door.
Lay exited the back of the residence and told an officer Metcalf was in the basement.
Barnhouse gave them permission to go in the basement to arrest Metcalf. When officers opened the door to the basement, there was a chemical haze lingering in the air and they found him in the basement with Buckley and Sebastian. Also in the residence were Tony and Brandi Barron.
Tony and Brandi Barron and Barnhouse said they lived in the upstairs portion of the residence while Metcalf said he lived in the basement.
The officers received consent to search the entire residence. Inside the residence, they found a one-pot meth lab with more than 90 grams of liquid that field-tested positive for meth. There was also muriatic acid, lithium batteries, white powder residue that field-tested positive for pseudoephedrine.
A mirror with residue was found in the room of Barnhouse and Tony Barron. Marijuana was found in their room as well as Brandi Barron’s room. There was also foil with residue found in Barnhouse’s purse.