Just after 4:00 this morning (July 4), the Sedalia Police Department STING unit served a no-knock search warrant  along with other officers at Apt. 1 at 1319 South Osage. Upon entry to the apartment, officers located one adult and one child. The press release states the adult resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody without injury.

A search of the residence revealed methamphetamine, illegal prescription pills, digital scales and drug packaging supplies. Arrested at the scene was 33-year-old Evert F. Smith of the residence. Smith was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending charges of distribution of a controlled substance within 2000 feet of a school, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1st degree child endangerment and resisting arrest.