Drug Investigation


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The above items were seized as a result of the drug investigation.


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Shayla Glasscock, 23, of Richland.

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Carolyn Groves, 58, of Plato.


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Larry Wright, 59, of Plato.
By Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey

During the period from August 2 to August 15, the Texas County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants at residences in the Roby and Plato area. The warrants were part of an ongoing multi-agency drug investigation. The warrants resulted in the seizure of in excess of 2.5-pounds of methamphetamine, 3-pounds of marijuana, 105 firearms, body armor and over $46,000 in cash. The sheriff’s office was assisted in the investigation and execution of the warrants by the Houston Police Department, Licking Police Department, Cabool Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and South-Central Drug Task Force. 
Larry Wright, age 59, of Plato was arrested and transported to the Texas County Jail. Wright was charged with Trafficking Drugs Methamphetamine First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Wright was held in the Texas County Jail pending bond of $500,000. Carolyn Groves, age 58, of Plato was arrested and transported to the Texas County Jail. Groves was charged with Trafficking Drugs Methamphetamine First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Groves was held in the Texas County Jail pending bond of $500,000. Shayla Glasscock, age 23, of Richland was arrested and transported to the Texas County Jail. Glasscock was charged with Trafficking Drugs Methamphetamine First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Glasscock was held in the Texas County Jail pending bond of $500,000. All charges were filed by Asst. Texas County Prosecuting Attorney Jason Macpherson. 
Sheriff Scott Lindsey’s comments. “This is a significant drug seizure for Texas County, in fact the largest that I have been involved with during my 21-year career. This type of investigation would not be possible without a cooperative effort between all of our local agencies. I am thankful to have the support of these agencies and commend the work of the Houston Police Department and the South-Central Drug Task Force on this case. This is an ongoing investigation and additional arrests and charges are likely.”     
The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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