Two people have been charged with attempt to manufacture a controlled substance after authorities were alerted to pseudoephedrine purchases from Walmart in Rolla, which led them to discover a methamphetamine lab at a residence on McCormick Road in Cuba.
Jeremy Heise-House, 35, Cuba, and Heather M. Ford, 30, Rolla, were taken to Crawford County Jail and are currently being held on a $15,000 cash-only bond.
On Feb. 16, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department were alerted that Heise-House and Ford bought pseudoephedrine from Walmart in Rolla. The purchases came minutes apart and in two separate transactions.
The drug is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
When deputies went to the Heise-House’s residence, both suspects said they had bought the medication because they had sinus problems.
Authorities were allowed inside the home to see the pills, which were still in their packages. A consent to walk through the home was given to authorities by Heise-House.
Plastic tubing was found in the laundry room and an extension cord was spotted running to a neighboring mobile home.
Heise-House said he was making repairs to the trailer. When asked for consent to search it, he said it was his father’s and that his sister and ex-wife were using it for storage.
Heise-House said he had access to the trailer and had been going inside, but that he did not know what was in there.
Deputies found an acid generator, a one-pot meth lab, a camp fuel container and rubber gloves.
Heise-House then denied authorities consent to do a more extensive search of his residence. After applying for a search warrant, authorities found more items that are used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
A .22 caliber rifle with 14 rounds in a bag were located in the home. As a convicted felon, Heise-House is restricted from legally possessing a firearm.
Both Heise-House and Ford are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.