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Heroin charges filed against three arrested in Saturday drug bust

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (Dec. 2, 2008) — Three of the four people arrested in a Saturday drug raid north of St. Robert have been charged with drug-related offenses, according to court documents released Monday afternoon.

The owner of the home on Highway Y where the drug bust occurred, Roosevelt Overton Sr., 46, faces Class B felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute accusing him of possessing heroin. A probable cause statement filed by a sheriff’s detective reports that Overton, who is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess any firearms or ammunition under federal law, was also found to have over 100 rounds of ammunition in his home, a possibly stolen television/DVD combination unit, currency totaling more than $1,000, various items believed to be drug paraphernalia, and a white powder substance field-tested with a positive result for heroin.

Overton, who according to court documents has 21 arrests since 1980 for offenses including burglary, armed robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and sale and distribution of a controlled substance, is “known to be a dangerous person to the public,” according to the detective’s report.

Two other people at the same address also face the same drug charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute: Jobe Scott, 46, and John S. Bennett, 43. The probable cause statements supporting the charges against Scott and Bennett make the same claims regarding possession of heroin, possible drug paraphernalia, currency, and possible stolen property. Court documents don’t detail a criminal history for Scott or Bennett and they’re not accused in court documents of being felons who can’t legally possess firearms or ammunition. However, the detective’s report states that Overton, Bennett and Scott all have a “current outstanding warrant for failure to appear/threatened the victim(s)/witness(es) or their family with bodily harm.”

The charges follow an arrest about 2:30 p.m. Saturday made by sheriff’s detectives, the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Pulaski County Emergency Response Team. A fourth person was also arrested but no information on charges against that person was immediately available.

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