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Rural Marshall man charged with 9 counts of drug, firearm possession

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A rural Marshall man interviewed by Saline County sheriff's deputies in connection with a drug investigation has been arrested and as of 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, was being held in the Saline County jail, unable to post bond, according to Sheriff Wally George.

Billy Joe Bellamy, 36, was charged with two felony drug offenses -- unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and possession of anhydrous ammonia in a nonapproved container -- and seven counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, according to court documents released by George.

According to a deputy's report, Bellamy allegedly purchased items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine from a Marshall store early in December.

Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers executed a search warrant at Bellamy's home Friday, Dec. 12, and said they found rifles, handguns and ammunition along with material commonly used in the production of methamphetamine, including a tank containing anhydrous ammonia.

Bellamy was being held in lieu of a $15,000 cash-only bond.

Bellamy was the fourth man arrested in recent days in connection with alleged methamphetamine production in rural Marshall.

Kenneth Eugene Bellamy, 44, of rural Marshall; Cody Wilson Roettgen, 20, of Marshall; and Michael G. Keithley, 24, of Bolivar were each charged with possession with intent to distribute or produce a controlled substance, according to unofficial online court records.

Bond was set for each man at $15,000, cash-only for Bellamy and Keithley, cash or surety for Roettgen.

The three were arrested about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15.

Contact Eric Crump at marshalleditor@socket.net

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agiinstute, So what are you saying?? this makes no sense to me???

-- Posted by luckymomma on Tue, Dec 30, 2008, at 5:17 PM

Oh I just shocked when I read the whole story how can a Marshall be arrested in crime of drugs and firearm possession. Let the Marshall suspended and must be punished.

Thanks for this post


-- Posted by agiinstitute on Mon, Dec 29, 2008, at 4:48 AM

You go Lucky. I very much agree with what your saying. Every word. Let's just put them on their own island, or better yet, their own planet!! I'm sorry but people work hard for a living and provide for their families the best way thay can. Do they think about their own children!?!?!?! APPARENTLY NOT!!!! Get a clue Meth Heads of the World. There is only one word to call these freaks--SCUMBAGS!!!!!

-- Posted by ChickieMama on Sat, Dec 27, 2008, at 12:38 PM


As long as the judicial system continues to hand out light sentences the crap will never be gone! Someone needs to get a VERY HARSH sentence to try to act as a detterance. Jerry george gets 120 for FIVE felonies. what an outrage! Around April he will be driving his semi down the interstate high on meth once again. That info comes from all of the people who say prsion isn't the answer. He needs HELP! bs. And lets not forget poor poor Randy Arnold.... whatever. That man has been one of the bieggest drug dealers in this town for the last 25 + years. And everyone knows that! He is not only a druggie but a very dangerous man as well. And you can report stuff to the mpd and all they say is we can't go on hearsay. whatever!

-- Posted by luckymomma on Thu, Dec 25, 2008, at 7:53 PM

are we ever going to get these drugs off the street??/!!!!

-- Posted by amh on Fri, Dec 19, 2008, at 2:03 AM

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