LPD Drug Investigation

Submitted by Chief Pat Burton

  On February 25, 2019, a short-term drug investigation was conducted. During the course of the investigation a Licking Police officer made contact with a subject in a parked vehicle. During the course of the investigation, a search of the vehicle was conducted and at total of eighty-three (83) unmarked capsules, containing a white in color powdery substance, which tested positive for cocaine, was discovered. Also located inside the vehicle were baggies containing a white in color powdery substance which also tested positive for cocaine. 
  Ronald R. Winole, age 50, of Houston, Missouri was arrested for:
Possession with Intent to Distribute/Deliver/Manufacture/Produce a Controlled Substance Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While Suspended/Revoked.
  All seized narcotics will be forwarded to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for further analysis. A probable cause statement will be forwarded to the Texas County Prosecutor’s Office seeking formal charges.
  The above information is just a mere accusation, and is not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of any charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.



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