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Police: Man Made Meth in St. Charles Extended Stay Hotel Room

Drug Task Force detectives said the lab was within 2,000 feet of a day care.

A St. Charles man faces criminal charges for making methamphetamine at an extended stay hotel, less than 2,000 feet from a daycare.

Mark A. Gamache, 34, of St. Charles was charged Thursday with manufacturing methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a daycare.

St. Charles County Drug Task Force detectives said Gamache asked an informant to provide him with chemicals used to make meth, including pseudoephedrine, Coleman camp fuel and lithium batteries. He asked the informant to meet him on a parking lot at South Old Highway 94 and Town West Drive, a task force member said.

Once the delivery was made, detectives arrested Gamache. They said Gamache admitted he was going to use the chemicals to make meth, according to court documents.

Detectives said he told them there were more chemicals at Value Place Extended Stay Hotel, 2100 South Old Highway 94 in St. Charles, and gave consent to search the room. The hotel is within 2,000 feet of a day care center at 2045 South Old Highway 94.

A detective said he smelled methamphetamine at the room’s door. A search revealed syringes filled with heroin and chemicals used to make meth.

Bail for Gamache was set at $75,000, cash only.

For more crime information on St. Charles Patch, see the following articles:

  • Marijuana Refund Doesn't Help Man Avoid Drug Charge
  • Drug Task Force Arrests Three in String of Meth Charges
dbatch1715 November 22, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Take this brain dead moron right to the work farm.

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