Police: 2 men steal truck containing valuable mice to get heroin

Police: 2 men steal truck containing valuable mice to get heroin

Dustin Maas, 30, (left) and Matthew Haney, 23, are accused of stealing a Freightliner truck from the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn in the 2000 block of Zumbehl Road around 3:20 a.m.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 27 at 3:21 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV) – Two men in St. Charles are accused of stealing a medical van containing 2,000 mice Wednesday morning to support their heroin addiction.

Warrants have been issued against Dustin Maas, 30, and Matthew Haney, 23, for allegedly stealing a Freightliner truck from the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn in the 2000 block of Zumbehl Road around 3:20 a.m.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was told by hotel employees that a witness saw Haas and Haney smash the window of the truck. The two suspects then drove away and headed toward I-70, according to police.

Authorities said the driver left the truck running because a refrigerator was needed to transport the mice, which are valued at $10,000.

The driver’s company tracked the vehicle by GPS and alerted authorities, who found and took the suspects into custody around 3:40 a.m.

The mice were recovered unharmed, according to police.

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