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20 Charged in Drug Sting Roundup
20 Charged in Drug Sting Roundup

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The arrests made in connection with this year long under cover sting also include arrests made from routine investigations. The arrests were a joint effort of the Sheriff’s Department, LANEG, the State Highway patrol, along with other area agencies.. There were 20 warrants with a total of 31 charges files. Each charge has a $15,000.00 cash bond set, for a total of around $460,000.00.

The arrests were the result of direct buys and overt techniques. The lowest charge was a Class C Felony, and the highest was a Class B Felony. The types of drugs involved were Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamines, and Heroin. Charges stemmed for possession to sales. At press time there were 10 in custody plus 4 that were already in custody on other charges, with six still missing.

The Sheriffs department wants to remind everyone that this is a result of the area law enforcements agencies taking the local drug problem very seriously. All of today’s arrests were described as routine.. Further information will be available as it becomes available.

On October 8, 2008, members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG), the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the St. Robert Police Department arrested the following subjects for various drug-related felony charges:

1. Charles Reyes, 28, Richland

2. Charles Pitts, 49, Rolla

3. Ronald Carter, 48, Lebanon

4. William Redman, 30, St. Robert

5. William Cooper, 46, Crocker

6. Jennifer Ireland, 25, St. Robert

7. Tracy Miller-Norton, 33, Dixon

8. Joseph Trotter, 28, Laquey

9. Darla Babcock, 36, Waynesville

10. Colleen White, 50, Newburg

11. Larry Sinclair, 46, Dixon

Luke Daniels, 26, of Waynesville, and Jack Claxton, 45, of Lebanon, are currently housed in a Missouri Department of Corrections facility and will be arrested on felony drug-related charges as soon as practicable.

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