Otzenberger allegedly admitted to officers he had been distributing “high grade marijuana” for approximately the last six months as he was not working full-time and bartending part-time.

A search warrant executed just over a week ago on a residence on Cherokee Road in Lake Ozark resulted in the arrest of a local resident. 

Bernard Otzenburger, of Lake Ozark, was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, Class C felonies, by Camden County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Heather Miller on November 28, 2017. 

Otzenberger posted a $10,000 cash bond on November 30 and has an initial arraignment scheduled for January 9, 2017 in Camden County court under Judge Aaron Koeppen.

According to the probable cause statement, detectives with the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group executed a search warrant at Otzenberger’s residence on November 27, 2017.

The following items were allegedly found and seized from the location:

— A vacuum sealed bag containing approximately 73 grams of marijuana.

— A ziplock bag containing approximately 53 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.

— Two vacuum sealed bags containing approximately 224 grams of marijuana.

— A glass vial containing an unknown liquid, which Otzenberger allegedly admitted was testorerone for which he did not currently have a prescription.

— An assortment of drug paraphernalia, including vacuum sealed bags containing marijuana residue, numerous clean ziplock bags, a grinder containing marijuana, a pound / kilogram scale, a pipe, postal scales, pipe cleaners, and a dugout. 

Additionally, investigators seized a total of $2,278 dollars in drug proceeds and prepared a Property Forfeiture Report to file a motion under the Criminal Asset Forfeiture Act submitted with the probable cause statement.

Otzenberger allegedly admitted to officers he had been distributing “high grade marijuana” for approximately the last six months as he was not working full-time and bartending part-time.

“He had been exclusively selling high grade marijuana; with the intent to supplement his income. Otzenberger stated when he had steady employment, he preferred to purchase expensive items for his family to enjoy, which he purchased from the profits he obtained from the distribution of controlled substances,” according to the probable cause statement.

During a preliminary search of Otzenberger’s cellphone, investigators also allegedly uncovered several messages related to the distribution of controlled substances.

According to CaseNet.com, Otzenberger pled guilty in 2013 and again in 2016 for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, Class A misdemeanors, and received two years of supervised probation with nine months of a suspended executed sentence.