In the past week, Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force have made 11 arrests on various charges within Morgan County, with charges pending against seven others. Sheriff Jim Petty says the arrests stem from several ongoing investigations conducted by both agencies, with still more arrests expected.
An active meth lab was found and methamphetamine and marijuana were seized in a raid on a home at 806 Jefferson Street. 36-year-old Cole Stevenson and his 30-year-old wife, Jennifer, were taken into custody and have been have been charged with possession of a controlled substance; their bond set at $20,000.
$9,000 worth of drugs was confiscated after a man and woman from Gravois Mills were arrested during a traffic stop. Police executed a search warrant on their home on Red Hollow Rd. and seized 75 grams of meth. 36-year-old Brian Anson and 39-year-old Danelle Menkevich have both been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. They’re being held on $40,000 cash-only bond.
32-year-old Richard Asmus of Versailles was arrested on a felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine.
29-year-old Heather Kleuser of Sunrise Beach is facing charges of possession and distribution of meth, as well as burglary and stealing.
24-year-old Amber Girdley of Stover is charged with possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child.
23-year-old Makaila Gamber of Laurie, Mo is charged with possession of methamphetamine.
46-year-old Darrell Linhart of Boonville, MO was arrested on a fugitive warrant.
The Sheriff’s Office says charges of possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, burglary, receiving stolen property and possession of a homemade explosive device are pending against seven other individuals. During the arrests, officers seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia and approximately 245 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of close to $30,000.00.