Four arrested for "shake & Bake" meth lab in Sikeston

Michael Tinsley (Photo Courtesy Scott Co Sheriff's Dept)
Michael Tinsley (Photo Courtesy Scott Co Sheriff's Dept)
Tasha Hale (Photo Courtesy Scott Co Sheriff's Dept)
Tasha Hale (Photo Courtesy Scott Co Sheriff's Dept)

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.

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