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John Nicholas Edmonds (mug shot GCSO)

A former Greene County jailer who used to enforce the law found himself behind the same bars he once put criminals after a three month investigation into the jailers alleged drug activity outside of work.

After the three month investigation, prompted by a tip by a citizen, a search warrant was served at the home of John Nicholas Edmonds and Andrea Evans at 2254 E. Livingston on August 6th. Authorities allegedly found pot, methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia in the raid.

Edmonds, who had been a jailer in Greene County for about 11 years, was fired the same day. An internal investigation found no evidence of Edmonds supplying drugs to inmates.
Andrea Edmonds (mug shot GCSO)

COMET Drug Task Force officers reported a strong smell of marijuana in the home during the search and Andrea Edmonds allegedly admitted to officers that she bought meth the night before.

Charges have not been filed against two other adult family members who were in the home at the time of the raid.
Both of the Edmonds, who have been charged with drug possession, were released from jail after posting $1,000 bond each.
COMET and the Missouri Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation.