Local Business Owner Arrested on Drug Charges

By |2018-04-11T15:49:37-05:00April 11, 2018 3:49 pm|Local News|0 Comments

Brian Bales – Courtesy: St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department

PARK HILLS, MO (KDKZ-TV) Authorities arrested a local business owner on drug charges.

46-year-old Brian Bales, of Terre Du Lac, was arrested Tuesday morning by the Mineral Area Drug Task Force. This stems from Bales being found with a large amount of methamphetamine.  Search warrants were also issued for his home and business, Parkland Power Equipment.

He also has a class A felony charge for trafficking in the first degree, a class E felony of unlawful use of a weapon, and failure to drive in a single lane from November.

Authorities say that in November, he was arrested with about one and a half pounds of meth.  On Tuesday, he was found with around a pound.

He has been charged with a class A felony of trafficking drugs in the first degree, a class D felony of unlawful possession of a firearm, and a class E felony of unlawful use of a weapon.

He is currently in the St. Francois County Jail on a $250,000 cash or surety bond.

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