Exeter man charged in drug task force sting
Meth, marijuana, gun found in shed at Exeter home
An Exeter man has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) and Barry County SWAT Team raided a home on Farm Road 200 in Exeter Friday.
Carl Lincoln, 30, of Exeter, is charged with possession with intent to distribute, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a defaced firearm.
According to a probable cause statement filed by a task force officer, ODET agents and the SWAT team served a search warrant at the home, and after the residence and outbuildings were secured, officers began to search a small shed where Lincoln had been living and was located upon officers' arrival.
The officer said a glass meth pipe was on an end table, allegedly in plain view sitting on top of a piece of cloth, which contained two baggies with a white powder residue and a cut straw. In a clear pencil box under the table, officers allegedly found two more pipes, a small baggie with marijuana and a black pouch. Inside the pouch were more used baggies, several clean baggies, a digital scale, a manual scale, a metal spoon and another cut straw.
The statement alleges behind the table was a 20-gauge H&R Pardner pump shotgun, loaded with five rounds, and the serial number had been rubbed off.
Inside another trailer on the property, officers allegedly found several other dirty baggies, two baggies with a crystal substance and glass meth pipe. Lincoln later allegedly admitted he had placed the items in the trailer.
Lincoln is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $50,000. A case review is scheduled for Dec. 30 at 7:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.
Lincoln was arrested in August on burglary and theft charges, as he allegedly stole multiple items from a storage area at the Exeter Corn Maze. He is also facing a charge of tampering with a utility, as he is accused of bypassing his electric meter to get free electricity at his home. Both of those cases are set for preliminary hearings on Dec. 29 in Foulke's courtroom.