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78-year-old Missouri woman faces meth, child endangerment charge

Friday, March 13, 2009 | 11:31 a.m. CDT

SILEX — Police bust a suspected methamphetamine lab, and among those arrested is a 78-year-old woman.

A tip led authorities in eastern Missouri's Lincoln County to a home in Silex. Three people were arrested and charged with manufacturing meth — 44-year-old Von Watson, 34-year-old Craig Mumphard and 78-year-old Eva Fink. Fink was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and an infant was removed from the home.

Investigators say they found items used in making meth as well as heroin and a small-caliber handgun.

Authorities have not released details about the child's relationship with the suspects. The infant was placed in the custody of the Missouri Division of Family Services.

 


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