A couple was charged Wednesday with making methamphetamine in their O’Fallon home, where five children lived with them.
Travis D. Stanfill, 33, and Mandy R. Heath, 32, of the 2000 block of Collier Boulevard, each were charged with making and possessing meth and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
A St. Charles County Drug Task Force member said in a report that detectives found a meth lab in the home Tuesday while executing a search warrant. They found an active “one-pot” meth lab and chemicals used to make meth.
The couple had five children living in the home with them, ages 12, 10, 8, and 7 years old and 11 days old. Stanfill is the youngest child’s father, according to the report.
Heath admitted being a meth cook and told detectives where to find the lab, according to the report. Drug task force detectives also discovered a suspected meth lab in the home in March, and are waiting results of lab tests for confirmation.
According to the report, Heath told detectives she knew about the meth lab and bought pseudoephedrine for Stanfill.
The report read, “When asked why she supports his illegal activity when she knows the dangers of having a meth lab in her home, she responded, ‘Because he bugs me if I don’t buy him the pills.’”
The Division of Family Services took the children for a medical exam due to the strong smell of chemicals in the home.
Stanfill was placed on house arrest with an electronic ankle bracelet. Bond was set at $75,000.