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11/22/2016

Child Abuse Leads to Drug Arrests

PRESS RELEASE


On November 10, 2016, Morgan County Deputies and Detectives responded to a residence on Green Hills road in the Laurie area. Kelsey West and her 2 year old child were scheduled for a hair follicle test from the Missouri Department of Children Services the week prior and had never showed up, even after receiving a fuel voucher from DFS. Detectives received information that the child was alleged to have access to methamphetamine.

Deputies arrived on scene and were granted consent to search the residence. Inside the residence were Jennifer Mullies, Jimmy Lang, Kelsey West, and West’s 2 year old child. While searching the residence deputies located remainders of marijuana cigarettes on a nightstand, just feet from where the child was sleeping. During a further search of the room while moving the blankets around the child, Deputies located a metal smoking pipe with burnt marijuana in the bed where the child was sleeping. Also found in the room was a bag containing marijuana.

During a search of a bathroom entered from the living room in a trashcan deputies located a bag containing a white crystal like residue. This bag later tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

All subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan County Jail for the filing of charges and the child was placed into the custody of the Department of Children Services. On 11/22/2016 the detective was contacted by the Department of Children Services and advised the 2 year old child had tested positive for methamphetamine.

Charges from the incident are as follows:

Kelsey R. West of Gravois Mills was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree, and Possession of Marijuana and is currently being held on $50,000, 10% cash or surety bond.

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Jimmy G Lang Jr of Gravois Mills was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree and is being held on a $50,000, 10% Cash or Surety Bond.

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Jennifer S Mullies, of Richland, was charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree, and Possession of Marijuana. Mullies is no longer in custody after posting a $75,000 10% Cash or surety bond.

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