Search warrant results in arrest for drug trafficking

Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Cape Girardeau police executed a search warrant at a residence on Sunday and turned up approximately 104 grams of cocaine and $21,350 in cash.

Brian L. Cayce, 35, was arrested at his home at 1919 Old Sprigg Road and was later charged on Monday with second degree drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Circuit Judge William Syler set Cayce's bond at $75,000, and the suspect remains in custody.

Police say 94 grams of the drug found in the home consisted of powder cocaine and 10 grams was crack cocaine. They also found a semi-automatic handgun and a stolen CD player.

This is not Cayce's first brush with the law, having pleaded guilty in 1996 to first degree tampering. He received a three-year prison sentence from Circuit Judge John Grimm for the crime.

In addition, at least two other drug-related charges were filed against Cayce earlier this year. In June, he was charged with possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, speeding and failure to use a seatbelt. In August, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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