Drug task force arrests persistent offender

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

31-year-old allegedly caught with 8.7 grams of meth

A Cassville man has been charged with two felonies after he was allegedly caught with 8.7 grams of methamphetamine at a home in Washburn.

Christopher Pulliam, 31, of Cassville, is charged in two separate cases with possession with intent to distribute and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Det. Joe Houdyshell, with the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team, the task force assisted Barry County deputies on a search to locate the suspect of a disturbance at a home on 2nd Street in Washburn.

Pulliam was identified as a suspect, and his son was allegedly with him at the time of the incident.

Houdyshell said law enforcement located a backpack and axe Pulliam was carrying, along with 8.7 grams of a white crystal substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, digital scales and clean baggies.

Pulliam is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $25,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition is scheduled for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Still not disposed is a case against Pulliam from October 2015, where deputies allegedly caught him at a church parking lot in Washburn with marijuana and other drugs in his vehicle. For that case, he is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A disposition hearing for those charges is scheduled for Sept. 19 in the courtroom of Judge Jack Goodman.

Pulliam was also arrested in March for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. That case has a disposition hearing scheduled for Aug. 2. at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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