Massac Sheriff Makes Second Meth Bust
By Jeremy Newberry
MASSAC COUNTY, IL - The Massac County Sheriffs office busted its second meth lab in three days as well as a cache of weapons.
Saturday's arrest started with a call at approximately 5:30am from 3151 North Avenue in Metropolis, when a woman said there was a cab driver there who refused to leave. The next call was from the cab driver, who reported that the woman had pulled a shotgun on him after she refused to pay the fare. When the deputy arrived along with Metropolis city police officers, the cab driver said that when he saw the woman pull the gun, he started leaving, then he heard a shot.
Deputies arrested Lynette Windhorst, 47, of Metropolis and her nephew, Leslie Marty Windhorst, 36, also of Metropolis. When booking Lynette Windhorst, deputies found methamphetamine on her, and when they checked the pseudoephedrine logs they found that she had purchased pills on Friday.
Deputies executed a search warrant at the residence at 9:15am. Massac deputies and Metropolis officers found an an active meth lab in the house. They also discovered that the outside of the residence was under video surveillance, and that there were two pit bulls in the residence. Deputies also found military body armor, an assault rifle and two shotguns.
Both Leslie and Lynette Windhorst have been charged with methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of meth making materials, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of weapons without a F.O.I.D card, theft of services, and unlawful discharge of a weapon. Both are being held without bond.