Man arrested for drug manufacture close to school

Moberly resident, 61-year-old Gregory Robinson, was arrested for drug charges on Friday.

A Moberly man was arrested for drug charges on Friday.

The Moberly Police Department and Missouri Drug Task Force responded to a home at 518 Porter Street to perform a search warrant for narcotics.

Upon arrival, police found 61-year-old Gregory Robinson, the owner of the house, in the living room.

During the search drug paraphernalia was found including many baggies containing a white rock chunky substance, a baby food jar with possible cocaine residue, several portable scales, cash and GNC Inositol Powder.

Police said there was enough evidence to indicate crack cocaine was being manufactured in the kitchen. Robinson admitted using the drugs but would not admit to selling them.

Robinson's home is located only 850 feet away from The Regional Alternative School.

Robinson was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center on $100,000 bond for attempt to manufacture drugs within 2,000 feet of a school and for maintaining a public nuisance.