Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Drug Bust in Butler

On 08/28/2023, at approximately 2:18pm Butler Officers were in the area of the 400 block of S. Mechanic Street when they observed Ronald Rudder to be outside his residence at 405 S. Mechanic Street. The Butler Officers had knowledge of active warrants for Ronald Rudder’s arrest. The Butler Officers made contact with Rudder who then attempted to flee on foot but was unsuccessful in doing so. Rudder was taken into custody for the active warrants. While taking Rudder into custody, the Butler Officers recovered approximately 22.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine from Rudder.
Later that evening, a search warrant was applied for and granted for Ronald Rudder’s residence at 405 S. Mechanic. At approximately 11:12pm Butler Officers assisted by the Bates County Sheriff's Office executed the search warrant on 405 S. Mechanic Street. As a result of the search warrant, multiple items of drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered as well as approximately 58 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a stolen firearm.
As a result of the suspected methamphetamine recovered from Rudder during the arrest, Rudder has been charged with the following:
Class C Felony of Deliver Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana Or Synthetic Cannabinoid
The Class A Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia - Prior Drug Offense
Formal charges in relation to the search warrant are pending at this time.


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