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Police: Meth Shopping Spree Catches Drug Task Force Attention

Jonathan Bacott was charged with attempting to make methamphetamine after buying several meth-related items at a Wentzville store.

Detectives searched a man’s car after he and another man bought several items used to make methamphetamine at a Wentzville store.

Jonathan Bacott, 28, was charged Tuesday with attempting to make methamphetamine. Bacott’s last known address is in the 800 block of Larkspur Lane in O’Fallon.

The second man has not been charged.

St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force detectives said they received a report that Bacott and another man bought a variety of items used to make meth at the Wentzville . Detectives said they recognized Bacott’s name and address from other ongoing meth investigations.

After searching Bacott, detectives said they found a baggie with marijuana and a pen shaft with white powder residue, later found to be meth. A search of his car discovered pseudoephedrine, camp fuel, muriatic acid, and a variety of other chemicals and ingredients used to make meth.

Bacott posted 10 percent of a $50,000 bond and was released from St. Charles County jail Tuesday.

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Tom McClutchen April 09, 2013 at 02:35 PM
That whole part of Wentzville is a dump with losers. Anybody who would purchase a home and raise their children over there is irresponsible at best.
beth campbell April 09, 2013 at 05:14 PM
He lives in O'Fallon Tom.
Sue Schreiner April 11, 2013 at 02:14 AM
He does live in O'fallon and went to the school where I work. I don't know why some people turn out the way they do but I do know that this young man was there when another student had a grand mal seizure after being hit in the face by a student who then ran off. The student hit his head on the concrete and started seizing. Jon Bacott was the only student who helped me so I could call for help on the radio ( I was a hall monitor). He did exactly what I instructed him to do and turned the kid on his side so he wouldn't choke on the large amount of blood coming out of his mouth from the fight. He stayed with the student until help arrived. I know he was scared but he was focused on how he could help. I'm saddened by how his life has turned out, I'm also very thankful for the person he was back then.

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