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Three Arrested In Knob Noster Search Warrant Service


Thursday, October 4th, 2012 Narcotics Detectives from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Warrensburg Police Department applied for and received a narcotics search warrant for a residence at 1601 South State Street, Lot#137 in Knob Noster. The warrant was issued by the Circuit Court of Johnson County.

 At 12:32 AM, members of the Johnson County Sheriff's S.W.A.T. Team executed the search warrant at the mobile home. Upon entering the residence, S.W.A.T. members located three adults and two children. Once the residence had been secured by authorities, Narcotics Detectives conducted a complete search. Located during the search was a large quantity of illegal prescription medications, evidence of methamphetamine distribution including narcotics packaging materials, digital scales, and drug paraphernalia.

 Arrested at the scene were Jouline L. Ledford, 34, of Knob Noster, 30-year old Julie M. Ledford of Warrensburg, and Jason A. Rowland, 32, of Knob Noster.

 Jouline Ledford was arrested for the Class B Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, and was taken to the Johnson County Jail where she was booked and later released pending the filing of formal charges.

 Julie Ledford was arrested at the scene on three outstanding warrants including a Johnson County warrant charging her with Non-Support with a bond set at $25,000. A Municipal warrant from Holden on a Failure To Appear charge stemming from the original charge of Driving While Revoked with a $1,500 bond, and a Jackson County warrant charging her with Failure to Appear on the original charge of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with a bond of $2500. She remains in custody at the Johnson County Jail.

 Jason A. Rowland was also arrested by officers at the scene on two outstanding Johnson County Traffic Warrants charging him with Failure To Wear A Seatbelt and Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit. He remains in custody in the Johnson County jail in lieu of a $550 bond.

 The two minor children from the residence were turned over to family members, and the Division of Family Services Office has been notified.