Couple Busted For Selling Fake Meth to Undercover Officer, Police Say
The man prepared sugar to look like methamphetamine to sell to the Drug Task Force detective.
A Wentzville couple sold a fake methamphetamine mixture made of sugar to an undercover officer Nov. 26, according to a St. Charles County Drug Task Force report.
James W. Martin, 25, of the 1200 block of Continental Drive in Wentzville, was charged Nov. 29 with two counts of delivery or manufacture of a fake controlled substance. Heather Villarreal, 39, also of the 1200 block of Continental Drive, faces one count of the same charge.
A Drug Task Force member said Martin prepared sugar to look like methamphetamine and gave a bag to Villarreal to sell to the undercover detective for $50 at their residence on Nov. 26.
Later the same day, Martin sold another bag of the fake meth to the officer for $100 at 1131 West Pearce Blvd.
The detectives said Martin and Villarreal are the subjects of several ongoing drug investigations. Martin admitted that he is a meth addict, according to the police report.
Bond was set at $50,000 each, cash only, for Martin and Villarreal.
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