Sikeston police: Two men arrested with more than 60 grams of crack cocaine

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SIKESTON, Mo. -- More than 60 grams of crack cocaine were discovered during a traffic stop made by Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers during the weekend.

At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a DPS officer stopped a vehicle near West North and Frisco streets and noticed some suspicious movement inside, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer with DPS. The officer asked the driver, Phillip Harrell, 38, of Sikeston to exit the vehicle and detained him until assistance arrived.

The backup officer approached the passenger, Antonio Turner, 39, of Sikeston, and observed a large chunk of what appeared to be crack cocaine inside the vehicle.

"Mr. Turner began resisting when the officer attempted to detain him. After a brief struggle, Mr. Turner was taken into custody," McMillen said in a news release.

According to McMillen, officers found crack cocaine on both suspects as well as inside the vehicle. The total weight of the cocaine seized was in excess of 60 grams, he said.

Turner is charged with possession with intent to distribute, second-degree trafficking and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.

Harrell is charged with possession of a controlled substance and has a $50,000 cash-only bond. Both remain in custody at the Scott County Jail awaiting their arraignment.

Pertinent address:

West North Street and Frisco Street, Sikeston, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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