A Seligman man is in the Barry County Jail after being arrested last Friday night. According to affidavits of probable cause used in fling charges against him, Nathaniel B. Neal, 26, was found with drugs, scales, baggies, a loaded gun and other drug paraphernalia.
On Friday, October 19, Barry County Deputy Kissinger reportedly stopped a vehicle for failure to use a turn signal. The owner of the vehicle reportedly gave permission for the deputy to search the vehicle. In the course of this search, Nathaniel Neal was allegedly found with a fully loaded revolver, two baggies of marijuana and two baggies of methamphetamine in several baggies. Under Missouri law, possessing a firearm while also in the possession of a felony amount of controlled substances is a felony.
Further, the probable cause statement alleges that Neal was found with 22 syringes. Of these, 9 were field tested for illicit substances and indicated for methamphetamine.
Neal was allegedly also in possession of several empty baggies and four scales.
Neal was placed under arrest and booked into the Barry County Jail. Online court records indicate charges were filed on October 20. Neal is charged with unlawful use of a weapon for possessing a weapon and felony controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance. Neal is being held in the Barry county Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or corporate surety bond.