A Steelville probation officer is out on bond after a felony drug arrest.
Thomas Anderson, of St. James, was arrested on Nov. 27. He is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture and/or produce.
He was transported to the Pulaski County Jail and released on a $25,000 bond, according to Sheriff J.B. King.
According to court records, Anderson's warrant was not made public until after his arrest, as there was a "high risk of injury to officers or to the defendant if this case is made public prior to arrest…due to the defendant's employment as a (probation/parole officer) and the assumption that defendant may react violently…"
Calls to the arresting agency in the case were not returned as of press time on Friday.
Additionally, calls to Chris Cline of the Missouri Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, Anderson's employer, were not returned.