Two Osage County residents arrested on felony drug charges

Posted: Aug 8, 2014 9:06 PM by Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Aug 8, 2014 10:13 PM

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OSAGE COUNTY - Two Osage County residents were charged with multiple drug related felonies on Friday.

Linda Mertens, 55, and Kevin Fowler, 50 were arrested after Osage County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at a home in Meta. The arrest was the result of a long term investigation involving the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Osage County Sheriff's Office.

Mertens and Fowler were both charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of ephedrines with the intent to manufacture.

Both are currently being held in the Osage County Jail on $30,000 bond each.

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