Independence Man Found with Meth in Jail

An Independence man arrested for drugs was found with meth in jail.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 62-year old Richard Staveley was taken into custody last Tuesday during a traffic stop in Independence.

Staveley was charged with possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, as well as driving with a suspended license.

While he was at the Buchanan County Jail, he was found again with methamphetamine.

Authorities say Staveley was subsequently charged with possessing contraband in a correctional facility, which is a Class D Felony.