An investigation by the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group led to a search of a home in Laclede County on September 22nd and charges against a Laclede County man. According to paperwork provided by the courts, Task Force Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies went to a residence in the county after receiving information about narcotics and criminal activity Officers made contact with Roger Hedgepath and was granted permission to search. During the search officers seized drug paraphernalia that contained burnt residue and a syringe that contained a clear liquid. Hedgepath was arrested and is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with a bond hearing set for September 27th.