ODET busts pair with 400 Fentanyl capsules, meth

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Authorities hope arrests curb rise in overdoses locally

The Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) completed a drug bust on Wednesday authorities hope will slow the latest rise in drug overdoses in the area.

ODET members and Barry County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant on Wednesday at a home in the 10000 area of West 5th Street in Butterfield.

Detectives seized approximately 400 capsules of suspected Fentanyl, 15 grams of suspected meth and 570 grams of marijuana.

Arrested on the scene were Christopher Youngblood, 37, of Neosho, and Terrie Tunis, 48, of Monett.

Charges are currently pending with the Barry County Prosecutor’s Office for possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.

“There has been an increase in overdose cases in the area, and we are hoping this case will slow down the trend,” said Chad Allison, ODET commander. “If the public has any drug tips or information, they can contact ODET at 417-624-9365.”

Youngblood has multiple prior felony convictions and is currently on probation for second-degree burglary and stealing in a case from 2019.

Tunis has two felony pleas in drug-related cases from the early 2000s, for which she served prison time. In April 2020, she was charged with delivery of a controlled substance. That case has yet to be disposed.

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