FBI involved in Golden bust
Man charged with unlawful possession of weapon; federal drug charges expected
A Golden man has been arrested on felony gun possession charges, and Sheriff Mick Epperly said a federal drug indictment is expected this week.
Jason Sheffield, 39, of Golden, is being held in the Barry County jail, charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Det. Doug Henry, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday the Federal Bureau of Investigation served a search warrant at Sheffield's home on Farm Road 1247 in Golden. Two pistols were located in the bedroom of the home, a .38-caliber handgun next to the bed and a .40-caliber handgun in a dresser in the master bedroom. According to an FBI agent that interviewed Sheffield, he said he had fired both handguns at the residence.
Sheffield is being held on a cash-only bond of $15,000. He has been arraigned, and a motion hearing was held Monday.
However, Epperly said the charge will likely be dropped by the state, as the FBI is preparing to indict Sheffield on federal drug charges.
"We had given [Sheffield's] name to [the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team] a while ago, and the FBI was working a scene in Arkansas that led them to his house in Golden," Epperly said. "They found a lot of meth in the house, and we filed the charge to hold him on the state level. He should be indicted this week, then we'll probably drop the state-level charge."