Vernon County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: Search Warrants Executed across Vernon County in Drug Distribution Case

As part of a drug distribution case that has been ongoing since the first of the year, six houses were raided by a team of Vernon County Investigators and Deputies on Thursday, February 8th. According to Vernon County Sheriff’s Office Officials, search warrants were served by a team on Anderson Street in Sheldon, 1200 County Road (located Southwest of Nevada), 1500 County Road (located near Horton), Floral Street in Nevada, Main Street in Nevada, and Lynn Street in Nevada.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher has released that two people with outstanding warrants were located during the raids on Thursday, February 8th, and suspected drug paraphernalia and illegal drugs were located in all six homes that were raided.

“We will be sending evidence from each location to the Missouri State Crime lab for processing” said Mosher. The Vernon County Sheriff has also released that stolen property was located at one location, and the piece of property is in the process of being returned to the owner.

According to Vernon County Sheriff’s Office Officials, a total of 8 search warrants took place during the entire investigation that started in January. A search warrant was served in Stotesbury, and it resulted in the arrest of a male resident of Sheldon a few weeks later.

Bruce W. Younce, age 47 and of Sheldon, was arrested on January 30th at a home North of Nevada by Vernon County Detectives after a lengthy period of surveillance. Suspected methamphetamines and scales were located after a search warrant was served on Younce’s vehicle.  Younce has been charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.

Bruce Younce

Mosher has released that charges on multiple suspects involving the case are pending the results of lab analysis.

*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.