Child's tip of parents' 'science experiment' leads to meth arrest
A nine-year-old's call to family services about a "science experiment" lands a couple behind bars on meth charges.
Joseph Christman, 40, and his wife, Lindsay, 30, both of Kirksville, are each charged with felony counts of manufacturing meth in a residence with a child, possession of meth precursors, two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and keeping and maintaining a public nuisance.
The Christmans are being held in the Adair County jail on $100,000 cash only bond each. According to court papers, family services called Kirksville police to investigate the child's phone call.
When they arrived, Lindsay Christman was present. She allowed police to search the home.
Court documents state that during the search, officers found items known to be used in the manufacture of meth.
When Joseph Christman arrived at the residence, he led police to a hole in a bedroom wall. Inside, police found more than 40 syringes, including one that was still loaded.
A records check found that both Christmans had been blocked from buying too much pseudoephedrine several times in the past several months.
No initial court date has been set for either Joseph or Lindsay Christman.