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Police: MO House Sitter Let Friends Cook Meth Inside Home

Police: MO House Sitter Let Friends Cook Meth Inside Home

Police say a woman house sitting in Missouri cooked up a whole mess of trouble for the owners while they were away.

"A Ballwin family is looking at nearly $40,000 in repairs after someone used their home to cook meth." (Via KSDK)

According to KTVI, Lauren Stephens was asked to watch a home next door to her own in September while the owners were on vacation. And during that time, police say she let people inside to cook meth.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a probable cause report from Ballwin police notes Stephens is a known meth user. She later admitted to buying a box of pseudoephedrine to help make the drug in exchange for a portion of the cook.

But, as KMOV notes, turning her neighbor's house into a temporary meth lab caused some damage that didn't go unnoticed when they got back.

"Things so bad in the Sunfield Place home that meth particles from cooked meth made it into walls, floors and plumbing along the first floor." (Via KMOV)

The owners are now in the process of cleaning and repairing the damage their house-sitter and her friends allegedly caused. Stephens has been charged with first-degree property damage, which is a felony.

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ihuber1 February 27 2014 at 4:54 AM

Breaking Bad House Sitter... I thought that only happened to homes tented for termites.

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brenhatestwinkie February 26 2014 at 2:10 PM


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It's Nvr 2 Late February 26 2014 at 12:41 PM

Breaking Bad (meth use and cooking) in the show me state-not that shocking given the times

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Jawmore February 26 2014 at 4:42 PM

Probably a Dem voter also .

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Buckingham's February 26 2014 at 7:00 PM

Nice friends.

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mrjoel2u February 27 2014 at 12:55 AM

Next time let a black lab housesit.

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oroplatino February 27 2014 at 1:54 AM

somewhere along the line...things are too over the top. ...I guess home owner's insurance will have to pay for long overdue re-modeling:
lets examine this:
Next door neighbor who did not know the housesitter's long term drug use?
How big was that package of pseudoephedrine,? ., isn't that material regulated? if so, how could she get it ?...how much meth was produced to contaminate even the plumbing?
oh well they say there are 2 sides to each coin , this coin seems to have more than two sides., maybe it is the first square cube coin ever ..

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jack February 27 2014 at 2:23 AM

put them all in jail and knock house down

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KARYN WELLS February 27 2014 at 3:44 AM

How stupid can you be?

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EDWARD KARYN WELLS March 03 2014 at 8:56 AM

Doesn't take much........... World full of idiots, morons, etc, etc.

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agentpinkdog February 26 2014 at 4:24 PM

search for online jobs

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