Drugs seized during LANEG warrant search

A Sept. 20 warrant search of an “Owensville area residence” turned up “numerous items of drug paraphernalia related to the consumption and distribution of illicit substances,” according to Gasconade County Sheriff John Romanus.

Romanus declined to elaborate Tuesday on how much a “quantity of marijuana more than 35 grams” was, citing the ongoing criminal investigation.

“That stuff all has to go to the lab to be weighed so I can’t really comment on that,” Romanus said when asked for additional details beyond what he posted Thursday  evening on the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

The warrant search took place on the evening of Sept. 20. Sheriff’s deputies assisted Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group members with the search, according to Romanus.

Along with the marijuana, lawmen also seized “hash oil, cannabis edibles, suspected lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and numerous items of drug paraphernalia,” according to the post by Romanus. “Two suspects related to the investigation were released at the scene and a request for charges related to the alleged offenses will be submitted to the Gasconade County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office at a later date.”

Romanus declined to say if the search took place inside the city limits or out of town, citing the ongoing investigation.