Car crashes into fence; Barry County Deputies seize more than a half pound of meth

BARRY COUNTY, Mo. – Police arrest a man with over a half-pound of suspected methamphetamine after he drove his vehicle off the road and into a fence.

On Saturday, April 9th, police dispatch sent officers to Farm Roads 1145 and 2180 for a motor vehicle accident.

When deputies arrived, they made contact with the driver Lawrence Dwight Gwinup.

During the investigation, deputies say they discovered 260 grams of a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. They also discovered a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, baggies, and a loaded Smith & Wesson.

Officers later booked Gwinup for the following:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Unlawful use of a weapon
  • 6 counts of drug paraphernalia
  • Second-degree property damage
  • Driving while intoxicated

Gwinup is being held in the Barry County Jail on a $50, 000 cash-only bond.





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