Two charged after Osage County drug busts

Two people have been charged after drug busts this week in Osage County.

Osage County deputies and members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group executed a search warrant early Thursday morning at 2996 Highway 63 South in Westphalia, according to sheriff’s department reports.

During the search, deputies located methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Two children were also in the residence and were removed from the home and placed in protective custody.

Lucas J. Holterman, 36, Westphalia, and Savannah C. Kubesh, 29, Westphalia, were arrested, and each were charged with possession of methamphetamine, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Holterman posted a $10,000 bond and was released from jail Thursday afternoon.

At 5:30 p.m., authorities executed a second search warrant at a property belonging to Holterman and Kubesh near Freeburg in the area of Osage County Road 632 and U.S. 63 South. During the search, deputies discovered a marijuana-growing operation. Deputies also recovered a stolen Triumph motorcycle and a stolen Honda all-terrain vehicle.

Kubesh, who was still in custody at the Osage County Jail, was additionally charged with manufacturing a controlled substance.

On Friday, Holterman turned himself in at the Osage County sheriff’s office where he was booked and released pending criminal charges. Kubesh also posted bond at that time and was released.

This incident is still under investigation, and additional charges may be pending, officials said.

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