Carrollton man accused of stealing prescription narcotics

| July 4, 2017
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CARROLL COUNTY, Mo. — A man from Carrollton is facing drug-related charges after he allegedly broke into a home and stole prescription pills.

According to a probable cause statement filed in the Circuit Court in Carroll County, the investigation got underway on January 18, 2017, when a resident in the 400 block of North Monroe Street in Carrollton reported a burglary at his home.

Upon arrival, officers with the Carrollton Police Department made contact with the resident. He told investigators that someone had broken into his home and stolen between 20 and 25 hydrocodone pills which were prescribed to him. He told officers he suspected Robert L. McDowell, 29, was the perpetrator.

The reporting party told officers that McDowell had stolen narcotics from him in the past but he had not reported the incidents to authorities. Facebook messages obtained by the department between two people related to the investigation allegedly implicated McDowell by using jargon associated with possessing controlled substances.

In an interview with one of the parties involved in the message exchange, officers were allegedly told that McDowell said he had stolen the pills from the residence at the 400 block of North Monroe Street and would continue if the reporting party didn’t stop accusing him of his alleged crime.

McDowell is facing one felony count each for second degree burglary and stealing a controlled substance.

Bond has not yet been set for McDowell. He is slated to appear before a judge in Carroll County for a case hearing on Wednesday, August 2 at 9:00 a.m.

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