State digest 08/11/05

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Chaffee man arrested on meth charges

BENTON, Mo. -- A Chaffee, Mo., man was in custody Wednesday after his arrest on drug charges Tuesday night. The Scott County Sheriff's Department reported that Samuel S. Dicks, 43, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, with a bond of $250,000. Police said a search warrant served Tuesday at Dicks' residence yielded methamphetamine, a large amount of cash and instruments to weigh and package drugs.

Part of Interstate 55 reduced to one lane

Interstate 55 southbound will be reduced to one lane near old Highway 74 for about one week as crews make repairs to a damaged guard rail. The rail was damaged in an accident earlier in the week.

-- From wire reports

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