Three men have been charged with possessing narcotics and stolen items in Miller County.
The Miller County K-9 team was dispatched Saturday to Menards in Lake Ozark to assist Lake Ozark police, and it found a vehicle that had been stolen from Iberia, according to a Miller County Sheriff's Department news release.
A search of the vehicle yielded narcotics, a stolen firearm and numerous stolen items from several cases in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
The occupants of the vehicle — Cody Umfleet, 28, of Iberia, and Matthew Edington, 32, of Camdenton — were arrested at the scene.
Authorities interviewed Umfleet and allegedly linked him to a burglary and arson that had occurred at Helton's Mini-Mart in Brumley.
The Miller County SWAT team executed a search warrant Saturday night at an apartment in Iberia and arrested the occupant, Michael Spencer, 20, of Iberia. Deputies allegedly found narcotics and stolen items in the apartment, which lead authorities to execute a second search warrant at a home outside Iberia where several stolen items from a burglary in Osage Beach were recovered.
Miller County detectives went to another Iberia home Wednesday for a follow-up investigation and reportedly recovered a vehicle that had been stolen in Osage Beach.
Umfleet is charged with possession of a controlled substance, first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Edington is charged with two counts of violation of probation, while Spencer is charged with delivery of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.