Hayti man arrested on drug charges
HAYTI, Mo. -- A 59-year-old Hayti man was arrested on drug charges over the weekend after what was believed to be a drug transaction with Martin Culver, 40, aslo of Hayti.
According to authorities, on Jan. 12, 2013, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Hayti Officers saw Culver go to a residence and observed what appeared to them to be a drug transaction.
As a result of what Hayti officers observed and previous information that a subject in the 200 block of North Sixth Street was distributing prescription medication, officers applied for a search warrant with the Pemiscot County Prosecutor's Office and the Circuit Court.
At approximately 9:15 p.m., Hayti Officers, along with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department K·9 unit, and a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, executed the search warrant at the residence.
During a search of the residence, officers located and seized several different types of controlled prescription medication, suspected marijuana, and several items of drug paraphernalia.
The occupant of this apartment was arrested for distribution of a controlled substance near Public Housing and possession of a controlled substance.
This subject, a 59-year-old white male from Hayti, was processed and transported to the Pemiscot County Justice Center on a 24 hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges through the Prosecutor's Office.
On Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, the Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney's office formally charged the 59-year-old white male, identified as Marty B. Lowry of Hayti, with possession of controlled substance and distributing controlled substance. Lowery is being held on no bond and appeared in Pemiscot County Division II Court Monday Jan. 14, 2013 to face additional charges.
Lowry, who also appeared for an initial appearance on Jan. 14, was scheduled to next appear in court Feb. 14, 2013 and his bond was also set at $100,000.
Culver, who was serving probation stemming from a 2011 case for felony stealing was also arrested. His bond was set at $100,000, and he is scheduled to next appear in court Feb. 14, 2013.