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An attempt to collect a debt leads to discovery of drugs, guns

Richard Glenn Woosley, left, and Joshua Lee Jones of Creston.
Richard Glenn Woosley, left, and Joshua Lee Jones of Creston.

Joshua Lee Jones, 28, 903 N. Sycamore St., was charged with violation of a protection order and going armed with intent, and Richard Glenn Woosley, 63, 217 S. Peterson St., was charged with failure to affix a drug stamp, possession with intent to sell or manufacture of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, and going armed with intent 5 a.m. Friday at 217 S. Peterson St.

According to a Creston Police report, Woosley was angry over money he felt was owed to him by a 71-year-old male and enlisted Jones to assist him in collecting a drug debt. Jones assisted Woosley in going armed with the intent to inflict bodily harm in an attempt to collect the $1,000 debt, and did so knowing Woosley was intending to collect a debt. In his efforts to collect the debt, Woosley pulled a handgun on the male and made threats.

After the arrest of Woosley and Jones, officers obtained and executed a search warrant on Woosley’s residence. During the search, a loaded high-point 380 auto pistol was located. Woosley, a convicted felon, can not legally possess firearms. Additionally, officers discovered Woosley was in possession of planted marijuana with the intent to deliver and in possession of four marijuana plants without an affixed federal drug tax stamp. In the search of Woosley’s residence, officers also discovered baggies, packing material and an electronic scale and found he was in possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver.

Woosley was released on $20,000 bond and Jones was being held on bond in the Union County Jail.

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