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Police: 5 in custody for meth manufacture following traffic stop

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(KMOV.com) -- Police have five in custody for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine in Warren County.

According to reports, police pulled a car over for a traffic violation on September 30 in Washington, Mo. Authorities discovered many ingredients for making meth during a search of the vehicle. Police seized muriatic acid, lye, lighter fluid, and pseudoephedrine pills from the vehicle.

According to reports, Oliviah Bellah, 21, of Marthasville told police that she purchased and crushed the pseudoephedrine cold pills for cooking meth. Police say that Bellah claimed that Michael Stotts, 32, planned to teach Matthew Marquat, 21, and James Booher, 19, how to cook the drug.

Reports indicate that Bellah crushed up the pseudoephedrine while Jessica Dunham, 20, accompanied the other three suspects as they purchased the remaining items needed to manufacture the drug.

According to court documents, bond for each of the suspects was originally set at $25,000 cash. However, Bellah’s bond was reduced to $10,000.

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