Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force arrests 26

Thursday, February 26, 2009

An extensive narcotics investigation led to 26 arrests Tuesday, said Kevin Glaser, director of Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force.

While some drug investigations center on one type of controlled substance, the cache of arrests involved methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine, Glaser said.

"This one was kind of a mixture. A lot of times it may be predominantly one or the other," he said.

Weeks, sometimes months, of work go into an investigation as expansive as Tuesday's, Glaser said.

What "roundup" arrests do is serve to "send a message to the drug culture that we're out here," he said.

The following arrest warrants served Tuesday: Cory Cissell, 22, of Cape Girardeau, manufacturing of a controlled substance; Terrell Beasley, 21, Cape Girardeau and New Madrid County warrants; Anthony Lucas, 21, of Cape Girardeau, possession of methamphetamine precursors with intent to manufacture; Thomas Howard, 51, of Cape Girardeau, possession of methamphetamine precursors with intent to manufacture; Jamie Ploufe, 28, of Cape Girardeau, possession of methamphetamine precursors with intent to manufacture; Matthew Heard, 23, of Cape Girardeau, manufacture of controlled substance; Sheila Kittrell, 44, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute; Danita Crigger, 41, possession of methamphetamine precursors with intent to manufacture; James Brasfield, 28, Cape Girardeau, sale of controlled substance; Jeffrey Sadler, 32, Cape Girardeau, possession of controlled substance; Nikki Hodges, 26, of Millersville, possession of controlled substance; Troy Williams, 27, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute; Maximillian Smith, 22, of Cape Girardeau, drug trafficking; Shondale Johnson, 26, of Charleston, drug trafficking; Martez Bell, 23, of Cape Girardeau, sale of a controlled substance; Shannon Hunsperger, 30, possession of methamphetamine precursors; Steven J. Pettigrew, 50, of Cape Girardeau, sale of controlled substance; Cecil Jenkins, 39, of Cape Girardeau, sale of a controlled substance; Justin Locke, 24, of Cape Girardeau, distribution of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, precursors; Eric Peet, 27, of Cape Girardeau, sale of a controlled substance; Arthur A. Smith, 22, of Cape Girardeau, sale of a controlled substance; Christopher Heberlie, 32, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine precursor; Krystal G. Berberis, 24, of Scott City, distribution of a controlled substance; Erin Gresham, 24, of Cape Girardeau, possession of a controlled substance; Sandy Strong, 52, of Cape Girardeau, distribution of a controlled substance; Edward Roberts, 23, distribution of a controlled substance.

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