Two Sturgeon men arrested after drug busts near school

Jason West

Two men were arrested for drug-related crimes as a result of search warrants in Sturgeon early Monday morning.

46-year-old William E. Buckridge was arrested for first-degree drug trafficking. Methamphetamine, evidence of drug sales and about $5,100 in cash were found at his home. Additional charges are possible as deputies are investigating possible stolen property at the residence.

The residence was within 1000 feet of Sturgeon Elementary School, which significantly increases the potential penalty range.

Related to this investigation, 39-year-old Jason W. West was arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.