Man faces drug charges after shots fired call

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Marijuana plants, mushrooms found in Purdy home

A Purdy man is facing five felony charges after a call for shots fired resulted in a search of his residence and police finding multiple marijuana plants.

Kenneth Snider, 33, of Purdy, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, manufacture of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and manufacture of marijuana.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Kayla Strahley, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, a call for shots fired was placed at about 1:41 p.m. on Jan. 4 on Farm Road 1084.

Snider had allegedly fired a Taurus .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol approximately six times outside of a relative’s residence. It is also unlawful for Snider to own a firearm, as he was convicted of felony possession of marijuana for sale in the state of California in 2005.

Upon arrival, Snider allegedly gave deputies permission to enter the home, where deputies found four marijuana plants and eight large glass containers containing mushroom spores mixed with another substance. Found next to the containers was a book titled, “Magic Mushroom Growers Guide: Simple Steps to Bulk Cultivation,” a large bag labeled, “ Granular Gypsum,” and two of the glass containers were labeled, “Huatia,” which is one of the “magic mushrooms” mentioned in the book.

Snider was also in the possession of three scales, multiple individual baggies, multiple labeled syringes, multiple empty syringes, multiple bubble mailer envelopes, multiple priority boxes for shipping and two rolls of bubble paper.

Snider is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $50,000. His initial appearance was set for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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