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911 call leads to discovery of meth lab

STE. GENEVIEVE – A 911 hang up call on Saturday led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab at a motel in Ozora. Deputies went to the motel after the 911 hang up call. According to the Ste. Genevieve Sheriff’s Department, deputies routinely respond to 911 hang ups to make sure all is well. During this incident an alert deputy noticed in plain view several items on the floor and in the room associated with the making of methamphetamine, better known as meth precursors.

Deputies suspected that the couple occupying the motel room was involved in illegal drug activity. Deputies conducted a consent search and located numerous items associated with illegal drug activity along with marijuana and methamphetamine precursors. All of the suspected controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were seized as evidence.

Joann Wilcox, 35, Ste. Genevieve, and Christopher Grass, 26, St. Mary were both arrested and have been charged in relation to the incident. Wilcox is being held at the Ste. Genevieve County Jail on a $50,000 bond while Grass is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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