Deputies Search Alderman's Home for Drugs
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AUXVASSE - Callaway County Sheriff's Deputies searched the home of Auxvasse alderman George "Trey" Baumgartner for drugs on Friday afternoon.
Authorities arrested Baumgartner for distribution meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At the time of the drug bust, Baumgartner was not home, but another Auxvasse resident, Pam Holland was inside the home.
Holland said she was hired by Baumgartner to clean, do laundry, and iron and had arrived for her first day of work shortly before the drug bust occurred.
"I was ironing and watching football and the next thing I knew it sounded like the front door was crashing in," Holland said.
Two neighborhood boys were outside playing during the raid. They reported deputies removed two bags and half a dozen bottle from the location.
Many Auxvasse residents were surprised to find out about the drug bust.
A gas station clerk described Baumgartner as a very caring man.
Baumgartner's bond is set at $15 thousand.