Officers Arrest Man in Sunset Hills Hotel With Drugs, Meth Ingredients

Police said the man planned to use the ingredients to make methamphetamine at Econo Lodge on Lindbergh Boulevard.

A Sunset Hills hotel resident faces methamphetamine-related crimes after police searched his room on South Lindbergh Nov. 29.

Martin W. Goetz, 56, was charged Monday with possessing pseudoephedrine with the intent to make meth and possession of a controlled substance.

Sunset Hills Police said Goetz had finished methamphetamine and ingredients and supplies used to make methn the hotel room at the Econo Lodge, 3730 South Lindbergh Blvd. The supplies included pseudoephedrine.

Goetz was being held in St. Louis County jail on Friday. Bail was set at $20,000.

For more crime information on Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch, see the following articles:

  • Meth-Making Materials Found in Sunset Hills Hotel Room
  • News Recap: Man Charged With Intent to Make Meth in Sunset Hills Hotel
  • Man Steals Dad's Truck; Father Ends Up With Broken Leg
Stephen D December 08, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Ho-hum, the usual from Econo-Lodge. Perhaps it's time for that place to be condemned and torn down or charge the owners with being conspirators. Then again, maybe the cops want it open as a magnet for easy arrests.
Ann Larson December 08, 2012 at 09:44 PM
This is the second person who has been arrested for meth at the Econo-Lodge. (not using but actually manufacturing) How much more goes on there that people are getting away with? According to past police blotters, fugitives have also been arrested on the property. Kudos to the Sunset Hill Police Department for making the arrest. Doesn't the ownership of the "motel" have an any responsibility. Are we setting standards for our businesses in Sunset Hills? It's time for the Econo-Lodge to go!
Stephen D December 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Ann, it's at least 2 meth production arrests, I think it's probably more. Plus all the fugitive arrests. Something is wrong there. At least make sure no visiting relatives stay there (unless they are your least favorite in-laws).
Mike Budd December 16, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I am always surprised by the age of these drug addicts: 56! And look at his face, he looks like 65... I thought that drugs were affecting young people mostly, but apparently it's not always the case. It's a pity to see these old people stuck in meth addiction... I hope that the new generation of meth-deterring products like Zephrex-D will help in the fight to curb the illicit manufacture of methamphetamine: http://ephedrinewheretobuy.com/ephedrine-for-sale-over-the-counter-again Almost 60 years old and in jail because of drug abuse, it's beyond my understanding...
Rob Stefano December 18, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I am the Manager at the Econo-Lodge and I love reading your thoughts on our fine hotel. We currently offer King size beds and two Double beds for 59.99 + tax per night. We also offer extended stay rates from $199+tax for a single double bed room for 7 nights, or $649 for monthly stay. We encourage all our guests to live in a clean, safe environment in the Saint Louis county of Sunset Hills. Take It Easy @ Econolodge.


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