Two arrested on drug, endangerment charges

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 ~ Updated 3:15 PM

Two Seligman residents have been arrested in connection with the manufacture and posses-sion of drugs and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

According to the affidavits of probable cause, Jeremy Rusher and Charlotte Frazier, both of Seligman, have each been charged with possession of a chemical with the intent to create a controlled substance, and the possession of a controlled substance and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Members of the Seligman Police Department, Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force, the Barry County Sheriff's Office and the Barry County SWAT team arrived at the residence, located at 7783 E. Roller Ridge in Seligman, to serve a search warrant on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

When officers served the warrant, Rusher resisted arrest.

Among items seized at the home were camp fuel, sulfuric acid, cold compresses containing ammonium nitrate, salt, Sudafed and lithium batteries, consistent with the "shake and bake" method of methamphetamine production, and substances that field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

In addition, three children, ranging in age between 14 months and four years, were at the home at the time of the search. The Division of Family Services was called for a follow-up investigation.

Both Rusher and Frazier were arrested and taken to the Barry County Jail, where they remain in lieu of $500 bond and $25,000 bond, respectively.

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