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Published January 18, 2023

Compliance check ends in arrest

CAMDEN COUNTY – A compliance check has ended with a man in jail on various drug charges.

Last Wednesday (January 11) deputies from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers and Task Force Officers from the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group conducted a Sex Offender Compliance Check on Dry Hollow Road South of Camdenton.

According to the CCSO, during the compliance check deputies located stolen property from an ongoing investigation in Osage Beach, methamphetamine, unlawfully possessed prescription medications and drug paraphernalia commonly used in the distribution and consumption of controlled substances.

Jasper Scott Smith, 33, of Camdenton, MO, was arrested and transported to the Camden County Adult Detention Facility.

Smith is charged with the Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance and the Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was being held on a $10,000 surety bond.

The CCSO reminds people that these charges are merely allegations of wrongdoing. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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