Three convicted felons arrested in Osage County drug bust

OSAGE COUNTY, Mo. - Three already convicted felons are behind bars again after an early morning drug bust in Osage County on Saturday.

The Osage County Sheriff's Department searched a home at 236 County Road 634 near Freeburg and found crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and several guns.

Sheriff's deputies arrested three people in the home.  All three arrested are convicted felons either on probably or parole for previous drug and/or weapons charges. 

Barry Welschmeyer, 47, of Freeburg, was arrested for new charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.  He already had existing warrants for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Desiree Yarnall and Jennifer Lane, both 26-years-old and from Rolla, were also arrested for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

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