Callaway Sheriff’s deputies arrest Jefferson City man on drug, stealing charges

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Patrick J. Lutz

A Jefferson City man was arrested in the Mark Twain National Forest west of Fulton on a number of drug and stealing charges Saturday.

Patrick J. Lutz, 25, was arrested 4 a.m. April 5 after he was found by Callaway County Sheriff’s deputies at the Carrington Pits National Recreation Area allegedly in possession of suspected methamphetamine, synthetic cannabinoids and drug paraphernalia, a sheriff’s office release states.

The release states a deputy found copper tubing and air conditioning system radiators in Lutz’ vehicle at the time of the arrest. Later that day, officers responded to a theft complaint from the Millersburg Lion’s Club for items that matched that description.

Lutz was subsequently charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of synthetic cannabinoid, two counts unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, felony stealing, two counts of felony property damage and stealing, garnering additional property damage and stealing charges on suspicion of involvement in a similar incident at Dry Fork Church near Guthrie that occurred March 20, the release states.

Lutz is currently in the Callaway County Jail held on $20,000 bond. An investigation is ongoing.

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