Woman faces charges after deputies find meth and meth-making materials in her home


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

DIEHLSTADT, Mo. - Meth-related charges have been filed against a Missouri woman.

Diehlstadt resident 49-year-old Evelyn Vanwinkle was charged after a Scott County Sheriff's Deputy found out Vanwinkle was allegedly making and using meth in her home.

When the deputy went to investigate, he found meth-making items in a burn barrel.  That's when he tried to talk with Vanwinkle, who Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says wouldn't open the door.

They got a search warrant and made it inside.

They found more meth-making materials and a bit of the drug itself.

Vanwinkle was arrested and charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Walter says his department will continue to investigate and arrest anyone caught manufacturing and selling narcotics in Scott County and asks that anyone who has information regarding narcotics or any crime contact the Scott County Sheriff's Office at 545-3525, or leave a message on the crime tip line at 1-866-210-4322.