Mid-Missouri man detained on drug charges near High Point

A mid-Missouri native was arrested on various drug charges last week in Moniteau County.

On June 26, deputies with the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence located on Morgan Road outside of High Point in an attempt to locate a female subject, identified as Megan Marler, who had multiple felony warrants for her arrest out of Miller County. Upon arrival, deputies attempted to make contact with Marler.

While at the residence, deputies observed a growing marijuana plant located in the side window of the residence and applied for a search warrant. Shortly before the warrant arrived, a male subject, identified as Robert Newman, 37, who also resides at the residence arrived. Upon speaking with Newman, he stated Marler was inside the residence with her son.

After several attempts to contact Marler inside the residence, she exited with her 4-year-old son. Deputies took Marler into custody and executed the search warrant.

Deputies seized a marijuana plant, packaging materials, US currency, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and controlled substances. Newman was also taken into custody and transported to the Moniteau County jail. During an interview, Newman admitted to growing and selling the marijuana and possession of the controlled substance. At this time, Marler was booked and turned over to the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert F. Newman Jr., of Barnett, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, delivery of marijuana, manufacture of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, with bond set at $25,000.

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