Bust uncovers drug distribution operation

Ronald Ferry, 41, of Osage Beach

The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group made a drug bust Wednesday in Osage Beach.

Ronald Ferry, 41, of Osage Beach was charged with two counts of drug possession, intent to distribute drugs and a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ferry was arrested after police served a search warrant at his home at 4853 Gunn Road. Police found 1.5 pounds of marijuana, illegal prescription drugs, a firearm with ammunition and $1,140 cash. Police also found numerous items of drug packing and distribution.

Ferry is being held on a $50,000 cash bond and a $150,000 surety bond.