ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office charged a 63-year-old St. Louis man following an incident at Boeing involving the discovery of a possible methamphetamine lab.
According to court documents, Berkeley police responded to a fire alarm at Boeing just before 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 10 and evacuated everyone at Boeing Building 105. Police were told muriatic acid and ammonia had spilled in the building, causing noxious fumes to blow around the office.
Police found acetone, salt, lithium batteries, red phosphorous, lye, sulfuric acid and pseudoephedrine in an employee's office, along with a note implicating another employee as being responsible for those items present.
Investigators determined a different employee, identified as Dennis Banker, was responsible for the meth producing components and the note. One employee told them Banker had recently switched jobs and recently filed a grievance. A check of the building's computer monitoring system revealed Banker entered the building at 5:30 a.m.
The circuit attorney's office said Banker admitted to the crime when questioned by police.