Osage Co. Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Four on Drug Charges
OSAGE COUNTY - The Osage County Sheriff's Office made four drug-related arrests across the county over the span of February 11 and 12.
Tuesday, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Cedar Crest Drive near Lake Ozark. Upon arrival, deputies found a suspect leaving one of the buildings and arrested 31-year-old Jamie Czeschin of Bland.
Czeschin was arrested for second-degree burglary, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, and stealing.
Czeschin is on probation for previous drug charges, and was booked into the Osage Co. Jail pending formal charges.
Wednesday, deputies responded to another report of a burglary in progress, this time near Belle. Sheriff Michael Dixon, a lieutenant, and a deputy arrived on scene and apprehended two suspects after allegedly finding drugs on their persons.
46-year-old Greg Hicks of Bland and 31-year-old Phoebe Camden of Belle were arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substances, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges were pending at the time of arrest.
The pair is still being investigated on burglary charges and is being held at the Osage Co. Jail.
Later Wednesday, Osage Co. deputies and Linn police arrested 31-year-old Leif Haslag of Loose Creek after a traffic stop on Highway 50.
Haslag allegedly assaulted officers during his detainment, resulting in minor injuries to one officer.
Haslag was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession of paraphernalia, assault on an officer and resisting arrest.
He is being held at the Osage Co. Jail as well, and had been out on parole for stealing charges.
[Editor's note: This story has been edited to indicate the suspects were arrested for the offenses listed and were awaiting formal charges following arrest.]