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Couple Charged with Making Meth, Endangering Children

The meth lab bust was the second one at the O'Fallon home since March.

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.

Robert Stanfill June 18, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Travis Travis Travis, I am appalled by your disrespect for Mandy and the children, and our mother,how dare you, as your brother older brother I must say,you r a lowlife disrespectful punk n have no moral respect,nor common decency for humanit, you deserve to do serious time in prison for your lack of compassion towards others lives,I am sickened by your disrespect for children,neighbors,Mandy, mom,and humanity in general, I myself am appalled. Robert Stanfill
M Brock December 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM
If they raided their home for a meth lab in March, why were the children left in the home?? And now do they still leave these poor kids to this incredibly irresponsible and careless mother and father? She isn't innocent in this, she looks intoxicated in her photo. This isn't the fault of the children. Mandy and Travis - you are poor excuses for parents and human beings! You don't deserve the children you have. There are so many people out there that cannot have children of their own, I wish they could take yours.
Sscott December 15, 2012 at 02:48 AM
meth maker and courts add ankle bracelet.he does the crime at home why waste tax payers money to place ankle bracelet on this loser.why not just lock both them up.were all safer with them behind bars then in our neighbor hood.you lost me older brother when you said poor mandy and kids.shes the childrens mother and 11 day old laying right there as daddy makes the meth.what no ankle bracelet for poor mandy.how many children have to live this kind of life before the courts take action and place them in safe home.caught twice in months just add another child to this second bust.

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