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Meth Bust Follows Request for Camera to Film Government Agents

St. Peters man asked Best Buy employees for equipment to take video of agents who followed him because he was making meth.

Meth Bust Follows Request for Camera to Film Government Agents

A man was arrested for making meth after asking sales staff for a video camera to record government agents following him, according to a St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force report.

James D. Heck, 31, of St. Peters, was charged Wednesday with intent to make methamphetamine. On Tuesday, detectives found meth ingredients in his home in the first block of Spencer Valley Drive, according to a drug task force report. Residue in containers field-tested positive for meth, detectives said in the report.

Detectives said they obtained a search warrant for Heck’s home after he told Best Buy employees that government employees were following him because he was cooking meth.

According to the report, he also told employees he was going to Lindenwood University, where he would form an army and film his life. He said he would kill many people before killing himself, employees told detectives.

Heck reportedly told detectives he was surprised they caught him because he was so careful regarding his activities. During the interview, he also asked detectives about “geospatial” tracking.

Heck has seven felony convictions, including one in 2007 for unlawful use of a weapon. After an argument in , he said he would “get a gun and shoot a (racial epithet),” according to the task force report. Witnesses then saw him shoot a shotgun in the parking lot twice.

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