Four arrested during police search

A drug bust took place Friday morning, resulting in the arrest of four individuals.

During the course of the search Deputies located numerous items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine, suspected methamphetamine, and a large amount of suspected drug paraphernalia.

One suspect attempted to evade Deputies by hiding in the rafters in the ceiling and, after a brief struggle, was taken into custody.

Deputies arrested Melissa Smiley of Dixon, Timothy Archer of Dixon, Kevin Jennings of Dixon, and Shanda M. Puckett of Waynesville.

All suspects are currently being held on drug related charges in the Maries County Jail.