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From Staff Reports
The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office along with other area law enforcement agencies from the Mineral Area Drug Task Force arrested a Bloomsdale man after acting on a warrant to search his home during a drug bust on the morning of May 31.
Adam Joseph Naeger, a white male, was arrested on the alleged crimes of drug possession, drug trafficking and an unlawful possession of a weapon. Neither his age nor date of birth were given.
According to a probable cause statement, items confiscated from Naeger’s home, pursuant to the execution of the search warrant, were methamphetamine, assorted paraphernalia, and an unlawfully possessed firearm.
Executing the search warrant signed by a local judge, the task force arrived at Naeger’s home around 0545 hours of May 31 with the lights and siren activated by a SGCSO’s fully-marked patrol vehicle.
Using a loud speaker from the deputy’s car, the task force announced itself, that they had a search warrant for Naeger’s residence and ordered Naeger to exit the residence.
Meanwhile, task force agents approached the front entry door of the residence and provided the same set of announcements multiple times, the statement describes.
After waiting at the door for approximately one minute with no answer from Naeger, a state trooper attempted to breach the door via a ram.
After the door partially was breached, Naeger came to the door and opened it, the statement said.
Naeger was removed without incident and detained. No other occupants were located at the residence, according to the agents who searched it as they seized the evidence.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol also assisted in the bust.
The investigation is still open, according to the statement.