Macon County man arrested on multiple drug charges

Donald J. McHenry, 48

Last week, the Macon County Sheriffâ??s Office received a tip from an Adair County Deputy Sheriff regarding the production of methamphetamine at a residence just outside the city limits of La Plata.

Macon County deputies, along with the La Plata Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, responded to the residence to investigate.

Officers made contact with Donald J. McHenry, 48, who gave written consent to search the property.

During the search, deputies located numerous items associated with the production of meth including the drug itself, marijuana, paraphernalia, prescription medications and firearms inside the house.

McHenry was taken into custody and is being held in the Macon County Jail on a $45,000 cash only bond.

He is being charged with Possession of Methamphetamine Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Attempted Manufacture of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.