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Louisiana Man Arrested After Drug Task Force Raids Home, Business

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm


A Louisiana, Mo., man who describes himself as small-time drug dealer and supplier remains in police custody days after authorities with the East Central Drug Task Force, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, and the City of Frankford’s Police Department executed search warrants at the man’s business and at his home on North 5th Street in Louisiana.

According to electronic court records filed with the Pike County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Charles Scott Thomas, 47, of Louisiana was taken into custody by law enforcement following the two searches that were on February 19.

In a probable cause statement filed with the circuit clerk’s office, authorities observed Thomas leaving his home with a brown paper sack and carrying that sack into his business, Thomas Motors, which is located at 501 Tennessee Street.

When authorities were searching the property, they found that within the sack was a container of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Authorities also write in the probable cause statement that they found a safe on the property. Inside the safe authorities found several pipes that would be used for consuming methamphetamine and several plastic bags of substances that authorities suspected of being cocaine and methamphetamine.

As authorities searched the man’s home, they once again found several small plastic bags that contained a white powder.

The white powder was field tested by authorities with the East Central Drug Task Force. The substance later tested positive for cocaine.

Authorities found another safe in the home. Inside the safe were $678 and “dozens of prescription drugs.”

When questioned by authorities, Thomas reportedly acknowledged that he had been using methamphetamine. He also reportedly told authorities that he had been a smalltime drug supplier.

Following his arrest, Pike County Prosecuting Attorney Alex Ellison charged Thomas with the two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pike County Associate Circuit Court Judge Milan Berry set Thomas’ bond at $10,000 cash only.

Per a press release and electronic court records, Thomas remains in custody and has not yet been released on bond.

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