Tumlinson charged with distributing near schools

Friday, November 22, 2013

Lucas Todd Tumlinson, 32, of Slater, has been charged with two counts of distributing a controlled substance near schools, which is a class A felony.

According to a report from the Marshall Police Department, Tumlinson sold to two informants. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Tumlinson also sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer in August.

Charges filed Nov. 1 note that Tumlinson could face 10 to 30 years or life in the Department of Corrections for each count if convicted. Bond was set at $50,000 cash only.

Tumlinson has previously been charged with arson in the second degree, forgery, supplying alcohol to a minor, driving while revoked, no vehicle registration, assisting with license application fraud, domestic assault in the third degree, possession of a controlled substance (felony) and passing a bad check (felony).

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

Contact Kelsey Alumbaugh at kalumbaugh@marshallnews.com