Exeter man faces 3 felonies

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

38-year-old facing drug, child endangerment charges

The Barry County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has charged an Exeter man with possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of two children.

Roddy England, 38, is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, class C felonies.

On March 6, Clinton Danforth, Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force agent, conducted a drug-related investigation at the 600 block of East Commercial Street in Exeter. In a probable cause statement, Danforth said methamphetamine and a spoon were located inside a brass tin can. A set of black digital scales was also located in the top dresser drawer.

A witness reported that a 1-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were playing in the bedroom where the methamphetamine was located, and the girl attempted to grab something from the top dresser drawer, Danforth said. The witness stopped the girl before she could grab anything.

England has an arraignment hearing at 8:30 a.m. March 31 before Judge Robert Foulke. He has been released after posting a bond of $15,000.

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