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Vernon County Sheriff reports their largest drug seizure this year

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE VERNON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Sheriff Reports Largest Drug Seizure This Year

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that it has filed for a second felony warrant on a subject that was arrested late Thursday night in Milo. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said that his deputies and agents from the C-Net Drug Task Force was conducting an investigation into drug distribution in Vernon County and had been doing surveillance on a residence just inside Milo.

Sheriff Mosher said the deputies and DTF agents pulled into a driveway as a vehicle was getting ready to leave. When the deputies walked up to the car, they noticed a gun in the floorboard.

“The driver was a suspect of the investigation and a convicted felon so they immediately placed him under arrest for possession of a firearm” said the Sheriff.

The driver has been identified as Thomas J Toothaker, 32 of Milo Mo. The Sheriff said the vehicle Toothaker was driving was impounded by the Sheriff’s Office while his office applied for a search warrant.

The warrant was served and a search of Toothaker’s vehicle was conducted Friday afternoon revealing one of the largest Methamphetamine seizures this year.

“We seized over 50 grams of methamphetamines and 100 grams marijuana along with scales and bags for distribution” said Mosher. “We also discovered that the handgun in the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Nevada from a vehicle.”

The Sheriff said that a warrant has been issued for possession of a firearm and that his office has filed for a second warrant on Tuesday for distribution.

Toothaker is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.

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