Narcotics Search in Nevada Leads to Multiple Arrests

On April 1, 2021, Nevada Police executed a search warrant in the 700 block of E. Lee Street in response to reports of the illegal use of narcotics at that location.

Detectives had developed information regarding two male subjects at that location that had reportedly been involved in illegal drug activity. Officers had received recent complaints in regards to the activity at this location.

During the search, detectives located and seized suspected controlled substances including methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. The evidence seized has been sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for further analysis.

The two male subjects were taken into custody by Nevada Police and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding. The subjects have been identified as follows:

Otis A. McCullick, age 56 of Nevada
Christopher E. Shipp, age 33 of Nevada

On April 2, 2021, the following charges were filed against Otis A. McCullick and Christopher E. Shipp through the Vernon County Associate Court:

One (1) Count of Possession of Controlled Substance – Class D Felony

One (1) Count of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Class D Misdemeanor

McCullick & Shipp are being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash-only bond.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime. To report criminal activities call 911, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100 or use the Nevada Police Department’s Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477. Any and all information can be kept confidential if requested.