Deputies were dispatched to the 1700 block of South Highway W, in Lincoln County, for a domestic disturbance.  While in the home, deputies observed a plastic baggie containing a crystal substance sitting on the kitchen counter.  The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

Within the home was 34-year-old Curtis Shipley, of Elsberry, and after running a computer check Shipley had an active warrant for his arrest.  When confronted about the methamphetamine on his kitchen countertop he denied ownership.

Shipley asked the arresting deputy to retrieve his cash from his bedroom’s chest of drawer for bond money.  The deputy found $804 in currency along with methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe and a digital scale.

Narcotic investigators were called to the scene.  After obtaining a search warrant, detectives recovered 22 firearms, to include both rifles and handguns, from within the residence.

Shipley admitted to investigators he smokes methamphetamine.

Shipley is charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Receiving Stolen Property and 10 counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Possession of a Weapon and Felony Controlled Substance).  Shipley is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $25,000 cash only bond.  Other conditions of bond may apply.


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