ODET seizes half a pound of meth

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pair of arrests follow traffic stop in Cassville

A drug bust in Cassville on Monday resulted in authorities seizing more than half a pound of methamphetamine.

The Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) and Barry County Sheriff’s Department arrested Clarence King, 50, of Seligman, and Jason Foster, 38, of Seligman, Monday afternoon. The arrests occurred following a traffic stop near the Baywash Carwash in Cassville.

ODET detectives seized 270 grams of suspected meth from King and Foster, with a street value of approximately $27,000. Detectives also seized approximately $2,500 in cash.

Foster was a passenger in the truck. He allegedly fled from the stop on foot and was apprehended after a short pursuit.

King was charged with drug trafficking, delivery of a controlled substance and child endangerment, as there was a 7-year-old child in the vehicle that was taken into protective custody.

Foster was charged with drug trafficking, delivery of a controlled substance, child endangerment and resisting arrest by fleeing.

King has been a part of a long-term investigation by ODET detectives. The Charges are all pending with the Barry County Prosecutors Office.

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