4 charged in meth lab bust

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Juvenile in home had access to paraphernalia

Four Cassville residents are facing multiple felonies after a Cassville Police Department investigation led to an alleged meth lab being uncovered at a home on Townsend Street.

James Coleman, 36, Willie Ragsdel, 34, Jody Ragsdel, 58, and Kevin Wright, 46, are all charged with distribution of a controlled substance near public housing, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Colt Beck, with the Cassville Police Department, the search of the home occurred on Thursday. Among other things, multiple smoking devices, straws, grinders and supplies to manufacture methamphetamine. Meth was also found in plastic baggies.

Beck said the items were seized throughout the residence and in an outbuilding northwest of the home. The home is located near the senior citizen housing on Townsend, and the properties' borders are connected.

Inside the home was a juvenile Beck said had access to all the contraband and manufacturing equipment.

All four charged are being held in the Barry County jail on cash-only bonds of $50,000.

All have been arraigned, and disposition hearings were held this week.

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