Recent drug investigation yields charges for two

A collaboration between the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) and the Barry County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of two people in Cassville last week. Charles Love, 32, of Cassville, and Andrew Eugene Edie, 38, of Cassville, were each arrested and charged with different crimes on Wednesday, October 10.

According to affidavits of probable cause, officers conducted a narcotics search warrant at a residence on Private Road 114 in Cassville. When officers arrived, Love ran to a back bedroom, and Edie ran out of the back door, leading to a foot pursuit that ended shortly after.

Officer located used syringes that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, empty baggies, and a baggie of 0.5 grams white crystal methamphetamine. Edie also admitted that a baggie of an eight ball of methamphetamine was being passed around earlier, but he did not know where it was.

On the scene, officers found that Edie had a no-bond warrant out of the state of Arkansas for delivery of methamphetamine or cocaine from October 5. A press release by ODET commander Chad Allison confirmed that Edie had a trafficking cocaine warrant out of Benton County, Arkansas.

Love is charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held in the Barry County Jail in lieu of a $30,000 cash-only bond. Edie is charged with resisting arrest for a felony. He is also being held on a $30,000 cash-only bond.

Article from Barry County Advertiser, by Charlea Estes-Jones

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