Deputies arrest man after finding methamphetamine, stolen handgun
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department (BCSD) said Friday it arrested a man after finding about 1 to 2 grams of methamphetamine and a stolen handgun at an apartment.
Sheriff's deputies said they arrested 37-year-old Gary Penn Jr., of Columbia, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property.
BCSD said it conducted a search Friday at 1140 South Elizabeth Street in Boone County. The search came as part of an investigation into methamphetamine sales in the area, according to deputies.
Deputies said the gun they recovered was stolen in Boone County in 2014. Penn was prohibited from possessing firearms because of his criminal history, according to authorities.
Deputies said Penn was being held on a $45,000 bond Friday night.