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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