Two arrested after drug raid Friday in Stoddard County

Saturday, September 6, 2008

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Two Stoddard County residents face drug-related charges following a midmorning raid inside Bloomfield's city limits Friday.

The pair, 39-year-old Keith Leon Allen of Bernie, Mo., and Nicole Lovena Ferguson, 35, of Bloomfield, were arrested by Stoddard County sheriff's deputies at Ferguson's home on South Prairie Street after an extensive investigation into the suspected manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner.

Deputy Keith Haynes applied for a search warrant of the Ferguson residence when the investigation found what was believed to be drug activity at the residence. At about 10:30 a.m. Friday, the search warrant was executed, resulting in the arrests.

The two are both charged with the possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and the possession of precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine. A cash-only bond of $25,000 has been set for Ferguson, while a more extensive criminal history dictated a $50,000 cash-only bond for Allen. Both remain in custody.

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