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Bourbon Man Among Three Arrested

A Bourbon man was arrested along with two Steelville residents on Tuesday after the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department found cocaine on him.

Scott E. Radford, 27, was at a residence on Highway TT in Steelville when a sheriff’s deputy showed up to locate a subject on an outstanding felony warrant.

The deputy was allowed into the residence by Brian K. Murray, 34, Steelville. Radford was seen on the couch lying down. Drug paraphernalia was spotted on a coffee table in front of the couch.

Radford’s name was ran through Crawford Communications, which revealed that he had three warrants. He was searched after taken into custody. In his front pocket, the deputy pulled out a black tube, which contained three baggies holding a white substance.

The substance tested to be cocaine.

Radford is charged with distribution of a controlled substance, a class B felony.

Murray and Cheryl Lynn Ivy Smith, 21, were also arrested at the scene.

According to the probable cause statement on file with Crawford County Circuit Clerk’s Office, a light bulb with a hole and white residue with a pink tube coming out of it, another light bulb with the metal cut off and stained with residue and a piece of aluminum foil with burn marks was spotted on the coffee table.

The deputy asked Murray if he could search his residence. A consent was signed by Murray.

During the search, a box of Equate Suphedrine PE containing 24 pills, clear plastic tubing, glass jars with white residue and Miracle-Gro plant food was found.

All of the items are associated with the production of methamphetamine.

Murray stands charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, and possession of methamphetamine precursor drugs with intent to manufacture, a class D felony.

Murray’s bond was set at $10,000.

Smith is accused of both charges as well.

All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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