South County Man Faces Drug Trafficking Charge

Police said an officer spotted the man dropping a bottle that contained a methamphetamine mixture.

A South County man faces a drug charge after police said they found he had more than 30 grams of a methamphetamine mixture.

Michael Klaus, 31, of the 2900 block of Highland House Hills in South County near Arnold, was charged Monday with second-degree trafficking in drugs, a class B felony.

St. Louis County Police said an officer approached Klaus at 2711 Telegraph Road in Mehlville and saw him drop a bottle with a foamy substance. The officer retrieved the bottle, which tested positive for meth, according to court documents. Police said the bottle had 30 grams of a mixture that included meth.

Klaus is being held in Jefferson County jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

For more information on Arnold Patch, see the following articles:

  • Tip Leads Arnold Police to Meth Remnants 
  • Police: Mobile Meth Lab Found in Arnold Man's Car


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