Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include formal charges that were not available when the article was first published.
According to a Sedalia Police Department news release, at 6:34 p.m. SPD patrol officers and detectives, along with Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputies, served a no-knock, drug-related search warrant at a former business in the 800 block of South Marshall Avenue.
Once officers entered the building, contact was made with a male, identified as Roger W. Green, 38, who was taken into custody without incident.
A search of the property revealed a “significant amount” of methamphetamine totaling almost one pound, marijuana, prescription pills, and additional evidence that indicated methamphetamine and marijuana distribution was allegedly occurring from the building.
Twenty guns were also located hidden in the building, which, according to the release, have been confirmed as stolen out of Cooper County earlier this year during a residential burglary. The guns consisted of shotguns, rifles and pistols. Various other items reported stolen as a result of the Cooper County burglary were also recovered.
Green was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges.
Green was charged Wednesday with first degree drug trafficking, two counts of distribution/delivery/manufacturing a controlled substance, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. He was issued a $500,000 bond, cash or surety.
According to online court records, Green has a criminal history including receiving stolen property, burglary possession of a controlled substance.
Nicole Cooke can be reached at 660-530-0138 or @NicoleRCooke.