|James C. Schmutz|
During the investigation search warrants were served and the prescription narcotic pills were located at a residence on SW 50 Road, Osceola. James Schumtz, 38, Osceola, was taken into custody. Formal charges are pending.
Members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force also assisted with the investigation. The street value of the drugs missing from pharmacy was estimated at $83,000.
During a bench trial on Oct. 8 James C. Schmutz pled guilty to Counts 1-3. In a plea agreement with the state, counts 4-7 were dismissed.
The Charges include:
- Count 1-Class B felony charge of theft/stealing
- Count 2-Class C felony charge of burglary-second degree
- Counts 3-7-Class B felony charges of distribution of a controlled substance
On May 28, 2015 amended information was filed charging Schmutz as a prior offender
On Oct. 6, 2015 amended information was filed dropping Count 1 from a class B felony to to a class C felony.
On counts 1 and 2, Schmutz was sentenced to serve seven years in Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) on each count. On count 3, he was sentenced to serve 10 years in the DOC with all the sentences running concurrent.