Gasconade County Sheriff’s deputies, Owensville police and members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) served a search warrant Jan. 14 in the 300 block of East Jefferson in …
Gasconade County Sheriff’s deputies, Owensville police and members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) served a search warrant Jan. 14 in the 300 block of East Jefferson in Owensville and seized illegal drugs, according to Sheriff John Romanus.
Deputies and city police assisted the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group in executing the search warrant “which led to the discovery of what is believed to be methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia commonly associated with the consumption of methamphetamine,” according to the sheriff.
Shannon Tripp, 28, Owensville was detained and then released pending lab results of the suspected methamphetamine but was arrested on a warrant alleging possession of drug paraphernalia.
Ryan Cuddy, 27, was arrested on a warrant charging him with drug possession. Both Tripp and Cuddy were transported to the Crawford County Jail and incarcerated. Additional charges against Tripp, and, or, Cuddy are likely, the sheriff reported.
Also on Jan. 14, county deputies LANEG members in executing a search warrant in the 2000 block of Eilenstine Drive off of U.S. 50 at Drake.
“The search warrant led to the discovery of a sizeable amount of marijuana along with drug paraphernalia associated with the consumption and distribution of marijuana along with stolen property from an Owensville theft,” according to Romanus.
Criminal charges will be sought for Erica Roberts, 17, of Owensville, Gregory Neal, 52, of Owensville, Steven Roberts, 29, of Owensville, and Journey Roberts, 18, of Bland.
Romanus noted in his release that “criminal charges are often reduced or dismissed. Anyone arrested by the GCSO, and all current and pending charges against any individual are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.”