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Kirksville Man Admits to Anhydrous Theft

 Kirksville Man Admits to Anhydrous Theft

On June 6, 2008 at approximately 1700 hours, Adam Scott, 30, of Kirksville, MO was arrested after a lengthy investigation ended for purchasing over 9 grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in a month. Deputy Sheriff Tracy Salsberry and Officer Steve Feeney have been conducting an investigation for the Adair County Drug Coalition compiling information. Scott had purchased 42 grams of pseudoephedrine over the last two months from several local pharmacies.

Scott was arrested and held on a $1,000 cash only bond and he later bonded.
On June 7, 2008 at approximately 0840 hours officers made contact with Adam Scott on Missouri Trail. Officers had information that Scott was in possession of anhydrous ammonia. When Scott exited his vehicle officers could smell a strong odor of anhydrous ammonia coming from inside the vehicle. Scott was transporting anhydrous ammonia in a white jug with a carry handle and a white cloth in the pour spout. Scott admitted to stealing the anhydrous ammonia from Edina and admitted it was anhydrous ammonia.

Members of the North Missouri Drug Task Force were contacted to assist with the chemical cleanup. Task force members contacted Sheriff Mike Kite in Knox County to see if there had been any anhydrous thefts and Sheriff Kite advised them there had been a theft from Edina and a shirt was left at the scene. Charges are pending in Knox County for theft of anhydrous ammonia.

Chief Deputy Larry Logston said, “This is a great example of our local law enforcement working together with the Adair County Drug Coalition.”

Scott is currently being held in the Adair County Detention Facility on a $10,000 cash only bond.

According to Sheriff Mike Kite, there have been 15 anhydrous thefts in Knox County within the past month, and since Scott’s arrest thefts have slowed down considerably.