Charges filed in drug bust

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Golden quartet allegedly caught with 50 grams 
of meth

Official charges have been filed and bonds have been set for the four people arrested at a home on Kestrel Court in Golden on Monday after deputies executed a search warrant that turned up more than 50 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

According to the Barry County Sheriff's Office, those arrested include: Tara Jo Beck, 35, Jerry Beck, 41, Benjamin Widhalm, 43, and Linda Dissette, 62.

Tara Beck has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a class B felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class C felony. Her bond has been set at $20,000. Mick Epperly, Barry County sheriff, said she is also expected to be charges with child abuse.

Jerry Beck, Widhalm and Dissette are expected to be charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, class B felonies, and endangering the welfare of a child, class C felonies.

Beck has a bond of $20,125.50, Widhalm has a bond of $20,500 and Dissette has a bond of $20,300.

According to the office, Deputy Bill Watkins was asked to respond to the home at about 11 a.m. with a Division of Family Services caseworker, who was responding to a call from the school about suspected child abuse.

Upon arrival, Watkins entered the home and met with the four, and the homeowner allegedly consented to a search that revealed more than 50 grams of suspected meth, as well as multiple syringes and other drug paraphernalia.

Tara Beck also allegedly admitted to hitting a 12-year-old living at the home.

All four are being held in the Barry County jail.

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