Four persons, two men and two women, were arrested on felony charges at Chillicothe Wednesday following an illegal drugs investigation.
Each was arraigned yesterday in the associate division of Livingston County Circuit Court.
Chillicothe Police, the Missouri department of probation and parole, and the children's division responded to a hot line call. Investigation was conducted in the 17-hundred block of Third Street. Then the investigation led officers to the 600 block of Missouri Avenue which resulted in the seizure of what authorities describe as a methamphetamine lab.
Online court records show 29 year old Michael Holtzclaw of Excelsior Springs is held in jail on 100 thousand dollars cash bond. 27 year old Josh Holtzclaw of Chillicothe and 27 year old Kelly Marie Holtzclaw of Pattonsburg are held on 25 thousand dollar cash bonds each. Each of those three face charges related to distribution and/or manufacturing methamphetamine. The fourth defendant, 26 year old Sarah
Holtzclaw of Chillicothe is charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Her bond also is 25 thousand dollars cash.
All four are to return to the Livingston County Circuit Courtroom June 18th.
After their arrests, they were taken to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
Authorities also reported six juvenile children were taken into state custody for their protection. Chillicothe Police were assisted by the Highway Patrol in collecting and disposing of the meth lab components.