Barry County Deputies Make Arrest for Drug Trafficking


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On Saturday, April 9th, 2022 Deputies were dispatched to Farm Roads 1145 and 2180 for a motor vehicle accident. Deputies arrived and made contact with Lawrence Dwight Gwinup. Gwinup had drove off the roadway and struck a fence causing property damage.

During the investigation, Deputies Michael Stribling and James Meyers uncovered approximately 260 grams of a crystal-like substance that was located in six clear baggies inside Gwinup's vehicle. A baggie containing a large quantity of a crystal-like substance also was located, all the crystal-like substance tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. Digital scales, drug paraphernalia, unused clear baggies for packaging and a Smith & Wesson loaded firearm all was located inside the vehicle.

Gwinup was charged with:

  1. Drug trafficking
  2. Unlawful use of a weapon
  3. 6 counts of drug paraphernalia
  4. Second degree property damage
  5. Driving while intoxicated


Gwinup is being held in the Barry County Jail on a $50, 000 cash only bond.

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