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Published December 27, 2023

Investigation leads to drug arrest

CAMDEN COUNTY – Last Tuesday the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) released information on a drug bust that occurred on Friday, December 15.

On that evening, sheriff's deputies from the Horseshoe Bend Patrol District, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group served a search warrant at a residence in the two hundred block of Wilmore Road in Lake Ozark.

During the service of the search warrant deputies said they located cocaine, fentanyl powder, drug paraphernalia and two loaded handguns.

Timothy V Green, 28, of the residence, was arrested and transported to the Camden County Adult Detention Facility.

Green is charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony) and two counts of the Unlawful Use Of Weapon - Subsection 11 - Possess Weapon And A Felony Controlled Substance (felony). 

He was given a $75,000 surety bond which was posted last Monday, December 18 and is due in the Associate Court of Camden County on January 18, 2024.

According to the probable cause statement, once law enforcement entered the residence, an office spoke with Green.

“While speaking with him, I observed two lines of powder on the dresser/entertainment center. I asked Green about the lines of powder and he stated one was fentanyl and the other was cocaine. Green stated he had just arrived home and was preparing to ingest them. I observed individual dollar bills, rolled into a snorting device, by each line. Green stated he did not like to ‘mix straws’ when snorting the two substances.

“A search of that bedroom was conducted and the following items were seized:

“In reference to the items located in the safe and the firearm located in the nightstand. Green would not provide the combination to the safe, indicating he did not believe it was covered by the search warrant. He did state, however, that he had a ‘gun’ in it. Green questioned why I was seizing the firearms, stating he had no prior convictions that would prevent him from owning one. I advised Green that I was seizing the firearms based on his admitted habitual drug use and the fact that one was found in the safe with capsules of fentanyl. Green then stated the guns belonged to xxxx however, the Taurus 9mm was wrapped in men’s underwear and was located in the nightstand, on the side of the bed Green admitted to sleeping on. Green had no comment in reference to the capsules of fentanyl located in the safe.”

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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