Pettis County Jail - Woolery

On Thursday April 16, at 4:17 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted on a suspect related to an ongoing drug investigation.

The suspect was immediately taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.

Once the suspect was in custody, investigators with the Sedalia Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit, patrol officers and deputies with the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department served five search warrants nearly simultaneously, relating to the investigation. Search warrants were served at one residence in Sedalia, one residence in Green Ridge, two storage units in Sedalia and the suspect’s vehicle.

The searches of all the locations revealed approximately 14 pounds of marijuana, four pounds of THC edibles, seventy five marijuana plants, prescription pills, cocaine, psychedelic mushrooms, firearms and a large amount of U.S. currency believed to be the profit of illegal drug sales.

Additional evidence indicated the suspect was manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of Green Ridge School.

The suspect and charges are as follows:

Samuel D. Woolery, 28 years old

-Manufacturing a controlled substance within two thousand feet of a school
-Distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location
-Possession of a controlled substance (marijuana)
-Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)
-Possession of a controlled substance (prescription pills)
-Possession of a controlled substance (psychedelic mushrooms)
-Unlawful use of a weapon (possessing a firearm with a felony controlled substance)
-Endangering the welfare of a child 1st degree
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of drug paraphernalia

The investigation is ongoing and charges for additional suspects will be sought at a later time, a press release indicated.