CHARLESTON -- Three Sikeston residents and one Charleston resident are in jail on drug-related charges.
According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, a drug arrest resulted after deputies Wesley McDermott and Brenda Bickford investigated a strong odor coming from a residence on East Highway 60 in Charleston.
On Sunday Stephen B. Austin, 40, of Charleston and Angie L. Grogan, 28, James Lee Grogan, 28, and Lana (Parr) King, 28, all of Sikeston were each charged with: felony B attempting to manufacture with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance; felony C possession of a chemical substance with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana or a controlled substance and six first-degree felony counts of endangering the welfare of child.
Bond is set at $750,000 cash only and they remain in the Mississippi County Jail at this time.
Moore noted Chief Deputy Charlie Marcum and deputies David Watkins and Marty Williams also assisted in the arrest.
"Since this is our first 'attempt to manufacture methamphetamine' arrests, I appreciate my deputies in the professional action which was taken in this matter," Moore said. "I will be assisting all of my deputies in their arrests."