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Seven arrested on drug charges in Perry County
Ongoing Perry County Sheriff's Department narcotics investigations led to charges being filed against seven people last week.
Officials charged Donald Wayne Penrose, 28, of Perryville, Mo., with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after he sold seven Xanax pills to a confidential informant March 20, according to a probable-cause statement. The transaction took place near the Perryville Country Club, the statement said.
Amber Dawn Verville Stewart, 24, of Perryville sold two Adderall pills, a psycho-stimulant, to an undercover informant outside Stewart's home April 12, a probable-cause statement said. Officials on June 26 filed charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance against Stewart.
Officials charged Marcus Lynn Walton, 25, and Crystal Jean Lynn, 21, both of Cape Girardeau with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia after they took Lynn's 2-year-old son to an arranged marijuana sale outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant June 27, according to a probable-cause statement.
Prosecutors charged John V. French, 27, of Perryville with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after an informant bought 10 Adderall pills from French on Jan. 20, according to a probable-cause statement.
Officials charged Joseph Paul McCarthy, 18, of Perryville with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after he sold a bag of marijuana to an undercover informant May 8, according to a probable-cause statement.
Online records show Jesse Raphle Deere, 22, of Perryville was also charged June 26 with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.