A Lake Ozark man has been charged with distribution of methamphetamine within 200 feet of the School of the Osage Heritage Elementary, according to Lake Ozark Police Chief Gary Launderville.

 

A Lake Ozark man has been charged with distribution of methamphetamine within 200 feet of the School of the Osage Heritage Elementary, according to Lake Ozark Police Chief Gary Launderville.

 

Steven Michael Little, 42, is charged with distribution of a controlled substance (meth) in a protected location and manufacturing a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a school. Little is being held in Miller County jail and bond has been set at $200,000.

 

After a joint investigation by the Lake Ozark Police and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force, a search warrant was executed at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, on a residence at 1363 School Rd. in Lake Ozark with assistance from the Miller County Sheriff's Department.

 

A search of the residence revealed drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, components used to manufacture methamphetamine, and multiple items used in the distribution of controlled substances. During the search, investigators also located a meth lab on the property outside the residence within 193 feet of Heritage Elementary property.