Exeter man again faces drug charge

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Silva arrested with ounce of meth, has 6 other active drug-related cases

An Exeter man has been arrested again on drug charges, allegedly in possession of an ounce of methamphetamine after being pulled over by the Barry County Sheriff’s Office.

Dale Silva, 36, of Exeter, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor driving while revoked.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Anthony Larson, Silva was stopped on Aug. 24 at 7:28 p.m. at West County Street and North Central Avenue in Monett, as Larson knew Silva’s driving status was revoked, and Silva had an extraditable warrant in Jasper County.

Larson asked Silva if anything illegal was in the vehicle, and Silva allegedly said there were bags and scales behind the driver’s seat. Larson located the items, then allegedly located a black box that Silva said had about one ounce of methamphetamine inside.

Marijuana was also allegedly found in the vehicle, as well as a glass smoking pipe with a crystal residue.

Silva has multiple pending felony cases in Barry County, including:

• Possession of a controlled substance in October 2019

• Two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon in February 2020

• Delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in March 2020

• First-degree drug trafficking, first-degree assault, armed criminal action, stealing a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon in March 2021

• Delivery of a controlled substance in May 2021

• Delivery of a controlled substance in June 2021

Silva’s bond on the current case is set at $50,000, cash only. On the Barry County Sheriff’s Department website, his total bond amount is listed at $102,000, however, all of his prior active cases have him listed as being held without bond.

Silva has been arraigned, and a bond appearance hearing is set for 10 a.m. Thursday in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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