Clark County Residents Arrested On Drug Charges

Clark County Residents Arrested On Drug Charges

On Saturday, February 5, 2011, at approximately 11:20
a.m., a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper went to the Eric M. Woods
residence, in rural Clark County, in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant.
While at the residence, the trooper smelled the odor of chemicals commonly
associated with a methamphetamine laboratory. The residence was secured and a
search warrant for the residence was obtained. During the subsequent execution
of the search warrant, methamphetamine, and materials used to manufacture
methamphetamine were located inside the residence. The following individuals
were arrested at the scene:

Eric
M. Woods, 30, of rural Kahoka, Missouri, was arrested for felony possession with
intent to distribute methamphetamine; felony manufacturing a controlled
substance -methamphetamine; felony possession of a controlled
substance-methamphetamine; felony possession of drug
paraphernalia-methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia-marijuana.
He is currently being held at the Clark County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Gary Keith Whitaker, 21, of rural
Revere, Missouri, was arrested for felony manufacturing a controlled
substance-methamphetamine; felony possession of a controlled
substance-methamphetamine; and felony possession of drug
paraphernalia-methamphetamine. He is currently being held at the Clark County
Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Hilary S.
Vance, 25, of Wayland, Missouri, was arrested for felony manufacturing a
controlled substance-methamphetamine; felony possession of a controlled
substance-methamphetamine; and felony possession of drug
paraphernalia-methamphetamine. She was released pending issuance of a
warrant.

The Missouri State
Highway Patrol was assisted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the North
Missouri Drug Task Force.

The
charges for which the individuals were arrested 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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