Lincoln County meth bust

Photos supplied/Lincoln County Sheriffs Office

"I know it looks like a meth lab, but it's really not."

Two accused of making meth in Lincoln County

December 03, 2018 - 1:09 pm

TROY, Mo. (KMOX) — One of two people arrested on methamphetamine charges in Lincoln County allegedly told officers "I know it looks like a meth lab, but it's really not."

The problem for 27-year-old Jennifer Ziga was, according to Lincoln County deputies, officers were finding meth, paraphernalia, and meth-making books and equipment at the home northwest of Troy.

Detectives executed a search warrant at the home last week. Three guns, including a stolen CZ .17 caliber rifle, were found under a bed, according to deputies. The meth-making materials and books were reportedly found in an attic.

Ziga and 37-year-old Christopher Garrett are each charged with felony Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Garrett has two counts) as well as Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Garrett is also charged with three counts of Unlawful Use of a Firearm.

Garrett is in Lincoln County Jail on $50,000 bond. Ziga is also in custody at the jail on $15,000 bond.