RCSO photos Rowland, Barr

FALLS CITY – Felony charges filed in Richardson County include drug distribution, threats and a pickup theft.

Richard Newland, 64, of Falls City is charged with delivery of Oxycodone May 26 and possession of a 9 mm handgun on May 28.

An affidavit says Sheriff Rick Hardesty met with a confidential informant who had arranged to buy four Oxycodone pills for $100. Sheriff Hardesty told the court he watched the informant enter a Harlan Street residence and later retrieved pills from him.

The sheriff’s office conducted a search of the Harlan Street residence and told the court the “buy money” was found and  two guns were in a van.

Amber Barr, 41, is charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from November 2023 to March.

An arrest affidavit says sheriff’s deputies interviewed suspects they had arrested after searching their residences and asked them about Barr.

A warrant for Barr’s arrest was issued June 18.

Athen Phifer, 47, of Tulsa, Okla., is charged with felony possession of THC wax on June 8.

He was arrested after a Richardson County sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop near Dawson

Damian Rowland, 18, of Falls City is charged with theft on April 25.

An arrest affidavit says Falls City police investigated the theft of a pickup truck from an East 10th Street residence. The pickup was recovered in Kansas City, Mo.