Police: Man arrested in peppermint-oil bust in St. Louis

Officers in St Louis arrested a man they said was attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into the city.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday and is facing a number of charges including possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, police said in a news release.

St. Louis County Police said they have arrested and charged a 31-year-old man in connection with the drug bust.

Police said the arrest was made in a home in the 7500 block of West Montague Street in Staunton.

The suspect is charged with possession of heroin, a Class C felony, and conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute, police reported.

The bust was part of a joint operation between St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office, St. Francis County Sheriff Department, and the St. Clair County Sheriff.