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Four arrested in Sikeston, MO meth bust

SIKESTON, MO (KAIT) - Acting on a tip of suspected drug activity, Sikeston Public Safety Officers were able to make four arrests Monday, August 23rd.

Around 10 a.m., officers arrived at the residence. When the resident opened the door, officers smelled a strong chemical odor, commonly associated with the making of methamphetamine. They asked the resident, who was holding her four year old child, to step outside.

After searching the residence, police found three other people inside the home. They also found an active shake and bake style meth lab and the finished meth product.

All four subjects were taken into custody where they were identified as 28 year old Michael Tinsley of Sikeston, 34 year old Tasha Hale of Sikeston, 52 year old Stephen Hicks of Charleston and 27 year old Angel Watkins of Morley.

Tinsley has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a residence with a child, manufacturing within 2,000 feet of a school, possession with intent to distribute, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine. Tinsley is being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond.

Hale has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a residence with a child, manufacturing within 2,000 feet of a school, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine. Hale is being held on $50,000 cash or surety bond.

Hicks has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a residence with a child, manufacturing within 2,000 feet of a school and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree. Hicks is being held on $50,000 cash or surety bond.

Watkins has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a residence with a child, manufacturing within 2,000 feet of a school, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine. Watkins is being held on $50,000 cash only bond.

The four are currently being held at the Scott County Jail awaiting their arraignment.

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