2 charged in task force busts

Thursday, December 22, 2016

10 grams of meth found in Purdy home

Two Purdy men have been charged after members of the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) served search warrants at homes on Highway C and on 4th Street.

According to an ODET press release, task force members, along with the Barry County SWAT Team, served a warrant at 402 E. Hwy. C in Purdy, where they arrested David Saville, 56, of Purdy, and charged him with distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

A second warrant was served at 404 4th St. in Purdy, where Billie Dotson was arrested and charged with distribution of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

ODET agents allegedly located about 10 gram of suspected methamphetamine.

Charges are also pending on a third suspect not yet in custody.

Saville was released from the Barry County jail on Thursday at 2:16 a.m., after paying a $5,000 bond. He has no court appearance scheduled, but a case review is set for Jan. 6, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Dotson also met a $5,000 bond and was released from the Barry County jail on Wednesday. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 13, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in Foulke's courtroom.

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