A convicted drug dealer and her beau are in jail on distribution charges after deputies discovered packaged methamphetamine and paraphernalia at their home.
Madison County sheriff’s deputies arrested Amanda A. Houart, 35, of Fredericktown, on Friday after discovering packaged methamphetamine, marijuana, paraphernalia and cash during the execution of a search warrant where she lived.
Houart, on probation for methamphetamine distribution at the time of her arrest, now faces two new counts of class B felony distribution of a controlled substance. Her bond amount is $50,000 cash-only.
A man sharing the address, described by deputies as Houart’s “significant other,” is also in jail for his role in the suspected crime.
Robert C. Myers, 29, of Fredericktown, faces two counts of class B felony distribution of a controlled substance and a charge of possession of a controlled substance in a county jail. His bond is also set at $50,000 cash-only. Myers was on probation for assaulting law enforcement at the time of his arrest on Friday.
According to law enforcement documents, a confidential informant set up a purchase at the home of Houart and Myers. The informant, using marked bills, purchased $80 worth of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine as authorities recorded the transaction.
Deputies secured a search warrant for the address and discovered a container with a high quality form of methamphetamine know as “ice” packaged for sale. The marked bills were found in Houart’s purse along with $1,269 in cash.
The search also revealed syringes, digital scales, methamphetamine paraphernalia, hydrocodone pills in an unmarked container, and packaged marijuana. Many of the items were located within the reach of two children present at the home, that according to deputies.
• Amanda A. Houart, 35, with two counts “felony distribution of a controlled substance”
• Robert C. Myers, 29, with two counts “felony distribution of a controlled substance”, “possession of a controlled substance in a county jail”