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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Former dentist and woman charged after drug bust in Waynesville

  • Two charged with possessing meth, stolen firearms in Waynesville home
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  • The Waynesville Police Department arrested two Waynesville residents this week after raiding the home of a former dentist and discovering methamphetamine, stolen guns, and thousands of dollars, according to police documents.
    Ronald Bruner, 69, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony while Elizabeth Woody, 52, was charged one count of possession with an intent to distribute, a class C felony.  Both Bruner and Woody were charged on Tuesday with two counts of receiving stolen property, a class C felony.
    Police records show that Waynesville Police officers raided Bruner's home, located on Bobbydale Drive, where Woody also resides, on May 19. Waynesville Police received a search warrant prior to the entering the home.
    The Daily Guide spoke with a representative from Gasconade Hills Dental Center in St. Robert and confirmed that Bruner practiced dentistry in the area from some time in the 1980s until 2011. It is unclear whether or not he continued to practice after 2011.
    Police found two small baggies of methamphetamine in Woody's bra, according to court documents. Baggies, mirrors, scales, and other items used both for distribution, and use were found inside the master bedroom and master bathroom, according to court documents.
    Court documents state that Woody told police that she has sold methamphetamine to several people.
    Police found  $27,500 in a safe in a $100 bills, according to the probable cause statement. Two stolen firearms that were reported stolen from Richland and Springfield were also found in the home.  
    Police reported finding items which field tested positive for methamphetamine throughout the residence.
    Both Woody and Bruner were arrested on Tuesday at 6:30 a.m and placed in the Pulaski County Jail with a $50,000 bond. Bruner posted bond on Wednesday while Woody remains behind bars.
    Woody and Bruner could both face 29 years in prison if convicted of crimes related to the drug raid.

    -Derek Dueker contributed to this report.

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