The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.


Published August 23, 2023

Traffic stop drug bust

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – A Four Seasons man has been arrested on drug charges after a trafice stop last week.

Deputies from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and task force officers from the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group along with troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated suspected drug trafficking in the Lake Ozark area of Camden County.

Last Tuesday (August 15) deputies conducted a traffic stop on a suspected drug trafficker. 

According to the CCSO, during a search of the vehicle, deputies said they discovered 140 capsules of fentanyl in trunk of the vehicle. 

The driver of the vehicle, Kevin P Erdelen Jr, 41, of Four Seasons, MO, was arrested at the scene.

Erdelen was transported to the Camden County Adult Detention Facility and is charged with the Class A Felony of 1st Degree Drug Trafficking.  He was being held without bond.

The CCSO reminds people that these charges are merely allegations of wrongdoing. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

All content is Copyright 2023 by Reporter Publishing, L.L.C. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited without written permission.