On Friday, Jan. 28 at approximately 9:11 a.m., members of the SPD's Crime Resolution Unit and Uniformed Operations Bureau responded to 612 West 4th Street to serve a search warrant related to an on-going drug investigation.

Upon arrival at the home, officers attempted contact at a back door but received no answer. Officers made entry into the home where contact was made with four adults and two juveniles.

A detailed search of a bedroom where 36-year-old Ryan J. Tuttle was found sleeping, revealed a significant amount of methamphetamine, marijuana and additional evidence to indicate methamphetamine was being distributed from the home.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Tuttle was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.

Pettis County Jail
Pettis County Jail

The following state charges are being sought:

Ryan J. Tuttle

1st Degree Drug Trafficking (Methamphetamine)
Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a Protected Location
Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)
1st Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Please Note: During search warrants, officers usually detain all the occupants of a residence for safety purposes. However, officers only arrest and transport to jail those individuals that are determined to have an arrest warrant or probable cause for their arrest. All individuals arrested are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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