KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An Excelsior Springs man contacted the Ray County Sheriff’s Office last week to alert authorities that a man was threatening him. Upon investigation, the original complainant, Anthony T. Grayson, 29, has been arrested in addition to two others, Glenn DiFalco, 50, and Clarissa N. Cooper, 44, for conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
When Grayson called the authorities he expressed that DiFalco had threatened him and he knew he owned a gun. Police met Grayson about a half-mile from his residence he had fled and gave them consent to enter the home to arrest DiFalco. In the midst of their discussion, DiFalco and Cooper approached them in a Dodge truck and abruptly turned around.
Officers pursued the vehicle to a dead-end cul-de-sac where Cooper fled on foot and was apprehended after a short chase. DiFalco was also arrested and his truck was searched.
An affidavit said that officer found an airsoft gun, drug paraphernalia and suspected crystal methamphetamine during the initial search. Officers had to impound the truck because it was thoroughly consumed by clutter. When they looked through it the next day, a search yielded: 79,669 30mg pills of Cold Buster, three bags of yellow powder believed to be pseudoephedrine hydrochloride pills, smoking pipes, a butane torch and numerous handwritten recipes for various methods of methamphetamine manufacturing.
After the search of DiFalco’s truck they returned to Grayson’s residence that he had previously consented to a search of. They did not enter the previous day due to the flee and capture of DiFalco and Cooper. The release said that police saw numerous incriminating items in plain view including: 53.2 grams of a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, tubing, written instructions for pseudoephedrine pill conversion and a suspected explosive device which was later identified as a ‘booby-trap” device.
Court records show that all three are currently housed in the Ray County Jail with $50,000 cash only bonds affixed to their names. In addition to the meth charges, DiFalco and Cooper are both charged with resisting/interfering with arrest and DiFalco has also been charged with the unlawful possession of an explosive weapon.