Kirksville man arrested following afternoon search

Drug <font size="2">paraphernalia</font> recovered from Wednesday's search.

Formal charges have now been filed against a Kirksville man arrested Wednesday afternoon after a search of his home turned up drugs and stolen property.

The Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office and Kirksville Police executed a search at a residence on North Marion Street around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The resident, Joshua W. Craig, 32, of Kirksville, was out on probation under the condition that he submit to warantless searches of his person, vehicle and residence.

According to the probable cause statement, officers responded to the home after receiving several tips that Craig was in posession of suspected stolen property.

While searching the home, officers were able to recover items ranging from tools to hunting jackets and firearms they believe to be stolen. Additionally they found methamphetamine and paraphernalia used in manufacturing meth.

The probable cause statement also revealed that, upon interrogation, Craig admitted to previously purchasing pseudophedrine and supplying it to others for manufacturing meth.

Craig is now charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony, and providing precursor materials with the intent of illegally producing a controlled substance, a Class D felony.

Craig is currently being held at the Adair County Jail on a $75,000 cash-only bond.

Sheriff Robert Hardwick said photos of all the stolen property have been posted on the Adair County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Click here for a link to those photographs.

Hardwick encourages anyone who has had property stolen recently to first look through all the photos to see if you recognize anything that may belong to you.

If so, he said to then call the Sheriff's Office at (660) 665-4644 to make an appointment to view the property in person.

The sheriff said if you have recently had property stolen, but you don't see any of it in the photos on the sheriff's office Facebook page, Hardwick suggests that you call the Macon Police Department.

He said that department has a roomful of recovered property that was stolen in recent weeks.

The number for the Macon Police Department is (660) 385-2195.