A High Ridge man is facing charges in connection with the discovery of a meth lab police found in his home.
Travis M. Brown, of the 1700 block of W. Golden Circle, has been charged by the Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office with possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture meth.
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies received a call about a chemical odor emanating from the home on Jan. 10, 2012, according to court documents. An officer responded to the call, and the homeowner and Brown, who was living there, agreed to a search.
Police found a laundry list of chemicals and items used to manufacture meth, the documents state. Brown told the officer he was aware of "what was going on in the residence, but was not doing it himself."
Two others - Ann R. Magee, of Cedar Hill, and Cory R. Lynch, of St. Louis, allegedy acted with Brown to make the drug and were subsequently charged, according to court documents. Lynch pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 16 and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Knowingly manufacturing meth, a controlled substance, is a class C felony and carries with it a punishment of up to a year in jail or one to seven years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
Charges and allegations mentioned in this report do not indicate convictions.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story stated that the crime was a class B felony. It has been updated to reflect the fact that it is a class C felony.