drug charges

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo.- A Palm Bay, Florida resident, David Joseph Varella, 35, was arrested on drug allegations by the Missouri Highway Patrol Saturday, July 9, 2016. According to court documents Varella is in custody at the Lafayette County Jail and a probable cause statement was filed yesterday, July 10, 2016.

Varella is being charged with felony distribution, produce, or attempt to or possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Varella is being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond with special conditions.