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Osage County traffic stop leads to drug bust

Osage County traffic stop leads to drug bust

January 17th, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News

A traffic stop for speeding last week on U.S. 50 in Osage County ended in the arrest of Linn man.

Joseph Nolte was found to be in possession of a bag of methamphetamine and a handgun, according to Osage County Sheriff's Department reports.

He later was charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor speeding.

Later, the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force and the Osage County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at Nolte's home and found 17 firearms in a locked safe, a handgun in the master bedroom, and four guns in a shop building. Additionally, officers located meth and a pipe commonly referred to as a "hot rail," which is used to inhale meth through the nose, along with other drug paraphernalia.

A bottle of pills also was found containing a controlled substance.

As a result of this search, Nolte was charged with two additional counts of possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

As of Wednesday, Nolte was being held in the Osage County jail with no bond.