CHEROKEE — A Frontenac man was arrested earlier this week on drug and theft charges.
Richard Todd Lee, 47, of Frontenac, was arrested Monday after law enforcement executed a search warrant at his residence according to a release from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.
The arrest stems from an April 4 incident in which CRSO deputies were called to the Cherokee Little League Baseball Park in Cherokee in reference to a burglary and theft from a storage building at that location. Cherokee Little League staff reported to the responding deputies that forced entry was made into the storage building, and that approximately 300 feet of copper wire was stolen from inside, according to the release.
Further investigation led deputies to determine that a Lee had allegedly taken the wire and sold it to Advantage Metals — a recycling/scrap center in Cherokee County. Deputies obtained a search warrant which was executed with assistance from Frontenac Police Department at Lee’s home.
The search did not lead to the collection of any more of the stolen wire, however, during the course of the search, deputies allegedly located vegetation and seeds that field tested presumptively positive for marijuana. Deputies also allegedly found a white substance on spoons that field tested presumptively positive for methamphetamine. Drug paraphernalia was also collected.
Lee was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail where he was booked in on charges of burglary, theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia.
The incident remains under investigation by CRSO
Lee is free on $5,000 bond.