Police: Man caught making meth in White Castle parking lot

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 30 at 5:24 PM

7945 Watson Road St. Louis, MO 63119

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MARLBOROUGH, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police say officers caught a man making meth in his car at a retail parking lot in St. Louis County.

Scott Holt was arrested for allegedly operating a "mobile meth lab" in a White Castle Parking lot off Watson Road in Marlborough. Officials said Holt is awaiting a July 6 court date on another drug-making charge. 

Sgt. Jason Grellner of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department said drug users flock to the city because pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used in making meth, does not require a prescription in St. Louis.

"We knew this was going to happen, we warned this was going to happen and now it's happened," Grellner said.

Earlier in June, a South County Walmart was evacuated after a woman was caught making meth in her purse. Two weeks later, the same woman was arrested for allegedly cooking the drug inside a gas station.

Authorities say "shake and bake" meth is made by combining chemicals in a plastic bottle, then shaking the bottle to produce the drug.

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