August 15 the LCSO followed up on criminal drug distribution investigation where a person was reportedly distributing methamphetamine from the place of their employment. Investigation lead to the seizure of alleged used methamphetamine drug paraphernalia and other item(s). Subject was issued a summons for the drug paraphernalia and information being submitted to the prosecuting attorney. Additional investigation continues.
August 16 a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle for equipment violation. Additional investigation led the deputy to seize several alleged controlled prescription medication in a bag commonly used in distribution. The pills were seized from a purse and the purse owner was detained. At that time the male driver said the pills were his and then became uncooperative. Both were processed and released pending Court appearance and charges filed. Information sent to the prosecuting attorney. Report indicates both persons were less than cooperative with law enforcement. The suspects are ages 18 and 20 and both reportedly reside in Grundy County, MO. Additional investigation continues.
Law Enforcement alone cannot stop any drug problem. It takes a combined effort in every community. Our eyes and ears cannot be everywhere at once. Many of these people who are truly addicts also need treatment and often times long term treatment programs to have any chance of being successful. We have a few great resources in our community and encourage anyone with addiction issues to reach out for those. We work closely with the Chillicothe Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol and N.I.T.R.O. Task Force regarding drug and other criminal investigations. We also receive and appreciate the various positive people and resources in our community. We are always willing to help anyone who wants to end their addiction(s).
Sheriff Steve Cox