The Butler County/Poplar Bluff Major Case Squad says a suspect is in custody, after a body of an African-American man was found in southeast Missouri’s Butler County on Sunday.

Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KFVS-TV the body was found near a county road by residents searching for crawdads at night.

Dobbs says the victim suffered gunshot wounds. Dobbs tells KFVS be believes the shooting was drug-related.

The Major Case Squad was quickly activated, and that investigation continues.

The victim’s name has not been released yet.

Missourinet media partner KFVS-TV (Channel 12) contributed this story