Three arrested on drug-related charges

Thursday, April 14, 2005

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Law enforcement authorities arrested two Farmington, Mo., men in western Perry County Tuesday morning on charges of class B felony distribution of a controlled substance.

Arrested were Thomas A. Patterson, 50, and his son, Wade A. Patterson, 30, both of 1275 Route OO, in Farmington. Both are being held at the Perry County Jail pending $25,000 cash only bond. The two were taken into custody near the intersection of Route T and County Road 728 in Perry County. Approximately one-half pound of marijuana was recovered.

Further investigation resulted in another arrest that of Tammy T. McAtee, 44, of 17 County Road 350, Perryville, Wednesday afternoon. McAtee is charged with a class A misdemeanor of possession of marijuana. She was transported to the Perry County Jail, processed and released on a summons.

Taking part in the arrests were members of the Perry County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, SEMO Drug Task Force and Mineral Area Drug Task Force.

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