Drug bust across from Fulton daycare, controlled substances recovered

Photo courtesy Callaway County Sheriff's Office

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office recovered methamphetamine across from a Fulton daycare.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 17, the Callaway County Sheriff's Office, the MUSTANG Drug Task Force and the Fulton Police department, executed "a narcotics-related search warrant in the 1700 block of Westminster Drive in Fulton," a release states.

During the search of the residence, deputies recovered several felony controlled substances. Cocaine, crack cocaine and over 348 grams of methamphetmaine was recovered.

Approximately $5,000 in cash was also recovered.

John Nevins, 59, of Fulton, was arrested. He was the owner of the residence.

Nevins is charged with 2nd degree trafficking drugs or attempt, over statutory amount; possession of a controlled substance; and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, prior drug offense.

His bond was set at $50,000. He remains in custody at the Callaway County Jail.

Nevins' residence is located across the street from Head Start Daycare. A release further states it is within 2000 feet of William Woods University.

The search warrant was executed before the daycare opened at 7 a.m. Deputies informed staff members about the warrant and the arrest. Staff was informed "there was no danger to the students of staff."