ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A large meth making operating in eastern Missouri has been broken up by local and federal authorities. A total of 25 suspects have been arrested for federal drug and weapons charges involving the distribution and manufacture of large amounts of methamphetamine. Many of those arrested are part of the Saddle Tramps Motorcycle Club. According to a release from the US Department of Justice the club’s president Arvil Matthews is also in police custody.

This was a joint operation between the FBI, DEA, ATF, Missouri Highway Patrol, St. Charles County, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Offices and St. Louis City Police Departments.

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The drug charges carry a penalty of ten years to life in prison and the firearms charges carry sentences to ten years in prison. All suspects are presumed innocent. A judge will consider sentencing guidelines.

The US Department of Justice has released the names of the suspects arrested in this case:

  • Jorge Lopez, 37, Corinth, Tx;
  • Melvin J. Scherrer, 49, Bonne Terre, Mo;
  • Alan D. Adler, 54, Bonne Terre, Mo;
  • Brent T. Bouren, 42, St. Louis, Mo;
  • Howard R. Pyatt, A/K/A “Bud,” 55, Bonne Terre, Mo;
  • Arvil B. Matthews, 50, Imperial, Mo;
  • Mark E. Abney, 47, Bonne Terre, Mo;
  • Amber D. Scism, 31, Farmington, Mo;
  • Terri L. Fox, 47, St. Louis;
  • Guillermo Navarro, A/K/A “Willie,” 35, St. Louis, Mo;
  • Jerry L. Addison, 66, St. Louis, Mo;
  • Jerami A. Westenberger, 35, Arnold, Mo;
  • Ray Allen Davis, Jr., 46, Union, Mo;
  • James A. Mitchell, 44, St. Louis Area;
  • Patrick A. Tate, 41, St. Louis, Mo;
  • Jimmie D. Johnson, 60, St. Clair, Mo;
  • Donald J. Maguire, 54, St. Louis;
  • Theodore S. Heege, 48, St. Louis;
  • Norma J. Egan, 47, St. Louis;
  • Donna L. Moss, 45, St. Louis;
  • Sheila C. Heege, 47, St. Louis;
  • Danielle R. Becker, 29, Park Hills, Mo;
  • Haley L. Meier, 34, St. Louis;
  • Heather N. Martin, 27, St. Louis; And
  • Amy G. Horrell, 33, Bonne Terre, Mo.




 25 people face federal charges in alleged methamphetamine conspiracy in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Twenty-five people face federal drug and weapons charges after a Methamphetamine roundup in eastern Missouri.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in St. Louis announced the arrests on Tuesday. Most of the suspects are from the St. Louis area and Jefferson and St. Francois counties. One suspect is from Corinth, Texas.

Authorities say the suspects made and distributed large amounts of meth since October 2010. Several are members of the Saddle Tramps Motorcycle Club.

Two of the suspects are also facing state murder charges. Melvin Scherrer of Bonne Terre is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Cape Girardeau tattoo artist Sam Francis, whose body was found in a septic tank near Bonne Terre in July. Brent Bouren of St. Louis is charged with second-degree murder in the same case.


  1. a j yellowwolf says:

    I am so greatfull and in debt to all the constabulairies responsible for netting the bike gang on thi site .My X was directly involved in supplying and cooking for them,in late 2011 these people stole everything I ever owned , and captivated my 9 year old twin boys, carried them around all their sites and deals, using the logic that when pulled over by police if children were in the car they wouldn’t get in trouble or get searched.In april of 2012 Creve Coeur police finally caught them and I rescued my children.I praise god for all federal and local constabulary I have my twins now.Back to their proper weights, and fitting back Iin to a normanormal lifestyle/

    Let me a caution all police they use children as a front watch for that & thank god you’re out there

  2. Tanya Olepa says:

    Mathews You stole all the gates at my farm In festas.I videotaped you and that fat slob punk chris doing this from up on top the hill..I look forward to seeing you. suggest you get on a weight training program cause its going to happen fast you Punk petty thief.that farm did not belong to that girl,Wendy, everything you stole was my property, and there will be a reckoning.By the way get your blood checked/ayes she has it since 2010,ask Clint Horn.oh forgot he’s dead