by Heartland News
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Four people are behind bars after police say they found a meth lab inside a Sikeston home.
Police say they were tipped off about drug activity at a home at 213 Welter so they went to the home Monday to investigate.
Police say when they got there they immediately noticed two plastic bottles inside a plastic bag at the back of the house. Investigators say one of the bottles was an acid generator for a meth lab.
Officers say when the person who lived in the home opened the front door they smelled a strong chemical smell, commonly associated with meth production.
Police asked the woman to come outside because she was holding her four year-old child.
Officers searched the home and found three other people inside. They also say they found a "shake and bake" meth lab and some finished meth.
Police arrested, 28 year-old Michael Tinsley, 34 year-old Tasha Hale, 52 year-old Stephen Hicks and 27 year-old Angel Watkins.
They all charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a residence with a child.
All four are being held in the Scott County Jail.