UPDATE: $40,000 Worth of Pot Seized in Climax Springs

Camden County law enforcement raided a home in Climax Springs yesterday and Sheriff Dwight Franklin says they came away with quite a haul:

42-year-old Roy Brown was arrested at his home at 138 Drennon Chapel Drive. He’s been charged with possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute and illegal possession of a firearm:

The raid was carried out by members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

New Sunrise Beach FPD Chief Warns of Carbon Monoxide Danger

After a toxic gas incident over the weekend, the new chief of the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, Dennis Riley, is warning residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide:

Riley says every home should have a carbon monoxide detector:

Firefighters responded to a home last weekend when a woman called to report her alarm going off. It was quickly determined that dangerously high levels of the odorless, tasteless, deadly gas did exist, apparently coming from a malfunctioning heating system:

Riley says if the home hadn’t been equipped with the alarm, the woman could have been killed.

Climax Springs Drug Bust

Officers from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group executed a search warrant in the 100 Block of Drennon Chapel Drive in Climax Springs today. Camden County Sheriff SDwight Franklin says they seized 12 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $40,000.00, packaging material, drug paraphernalia, two firearms, ammunition, and over $2,600 in cash. One person has been taken into custody and is currently being held at the Camden County Adult Detention Facility pending formal charges.

Slick Road Causes Camden County Crash

A Camdenton woman was injured this morning when her car slid off the the roadway and into a ditch on Route 5, south of Twin Rivers Road in Camden County. The accident happened at 6 A-M, according to the Highway Patrol. 66-year-old Roberta Sharp was taken to Lake Regional Hospital.

Icy Roads Blamed for Miller County Crash

Another acccident late last night in Miller County is being blamed on the icy road conditions. 51-year-old Cathy Robinett of Brumley lost control of her SUV on snow-covered Swinging Bridges Road near Lincoln Lane, crossed the roadway and crashed into a tree and a fence. According to the Highway Patrol she was taken to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance.

Winter Weather Advisory Expires

The Winter Weather Advisory was allowed to expire at 6 A-M. Forecasters made the call to keep the advisory in effect overnight Precipitation has dimished across the area and temperatures are rising above freezing, ending the threat for accumulating freezing drizzle.

Winter Weather Causes Spin-outs, Accidents

The snow has created slick, messy conditions. Numerous wrecks have been reported…mostly fender-benders, but the Highway Patrol reports two fatal accidents, one in Lincoln County and the other near Lake St. Louis.

In the Lake of the Ozarks area, 26-year-old Megan Pineda of Camdenton lost control of her car while driving on Missouri 87 just north of the Moreau River Bridge in Miller County, went off the road and struck a rock bluff. She was taken to Lake Regional Hoapital by ambulance.

Also in Miller County, Tommy White of Branson lost control of his vehicle, went off the roadway and overturned on eastbound Highway 54 just west on MM this morning. His Ford Explorer was totaled, and he was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

In Morgan County, 44-year-old Allen Holtzclaw of Versailles was seriously injured when his car slid off Highway 5 jsouth of TT, went down an embankment, overturned and landed on its top. A passenger, 23-year-old Sheena Lee, was also hurt. Both were transported by EMS to Lake Regional in Osage Beach.