Sheriff: Scott County man, woman facing additional drug charges

Sheriff: Scott County man, woman facing additional drug charges
Rollen Newsom (Source: Scott County SO)
Rollen Newsom (Source: Scott County SO)

SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says a Morley, Missouri woman and a Sikeston, Missouri man were taken into custody on drug related charges. Now they are facing more charges.

Following interviews, the sheriff says additional charges have been filed against Patty Tanner and Rollen Newsom.

Rollen D. Newsom, 38, of Morley, Missouri has been charged with the class b felony of distribution/delivery/manufacture/produce or attempt to or possess with intent to distribute/ deliver/manufacture/produce a controlled substance, and the class d felony of possess any methamphetamine precursor drug with the intent to manufacture amphetamine, methamphetamine or any of their analogs.

Patty Lynn Tanner, 59, of Morley, Missouri has been charged with the Class C Felony of possession of a controlled substance, and the class a misdemeanor of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Walter says that on Wednesday shortly before 9 a.m. that Senior Deputy Matt Scroggins responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block of Ault Street in Morley.

According to the sheriff, deputies with the sheriff's office had arrested some people there on October 20.

The sheriff's office had received a report that someone was possibly taking items from the home.

Deputy Scroggins made contact with Tanner who stated she was moving her belongings from the home.

The deputy asked Tanner if anyone else was at the home.

According to the sheriff's office, Tanners said several times that nobody else was inside.

Deputy Scroggins asked for and received permission to search the residence.

During the search, a known fugitive, Newsom, was found hiding in a bedroom. Newsome was arrested. Tanner claimed she did not know Newsom was in the home.

Tanner consented to a search of her vehicle.

Deputy Scroggins found a box in the vehicle that was secured with a combination lock.

According to the sheriff's office, Tanner said the box belonged to her, gave Deputy Scroggins permission to look inside, and provided the combination to open it.

Inside were items known to be used as drug paraphernalia, several

straws and plastic baggies were located inside the box, according to the sheriff's office.

Both Tanner and Newsom were booked into the Scott County Jail.

Bond has been set by the court for Tanner at $5,000 cash or surety.

Bond for Newsom on the outstanding warrant was set by the court at $25,000 cash or surety.

The sheriff asks that anyone who has information regarding this investigation, other drug activity, or any other crime, to contact the Scott County Sheriff's Office at 573-545-3525, or leave a message on the crime tip line at 1-866-210-4322.

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