On Friday, Dec. 2, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Deputies from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators from the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force and an Investigator from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for stolen firearms at the residence of Jeffrey L. Friedley, 38, Mora, in the 30000 block of Highway M.

During the search of the residence, two firearms, four homemade explosive devices and methamphetamine were recovered. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Unit responded to the scene and rendered the explosive devices safe.

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Jeffrey Friedley is currently being held in the Pettis County Jail pending formal charges by the Pettis County Prosecutor’s Office on the following charges:

*Unlawful possession of a firearm (Possessed by convicted felon, two counts)

*Possession/Manufacture of an explosive device (four counts)

*Possession of a short-barreled rifle

*Possession of a controlled substance

*Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 2nd Degree

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