NEW MADRID - Two people will return to court Thursday to face a string of drug-related charges.
Edward (Eddie) A. O'Guin and Traci L. Garza were arrested by New Madrid County sheriff's deputies after a warrant was served Thursday at O'Guin's residence at 530 Mill St. in New Madrid.
They are charged with attempted trafficking in the first degree (methamphetamine) distribution of a controlled substance (meth) near schools, distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana) near schools, possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a chemical with the intent to create a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
They are being held in the New Madrid County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond for each and are to return to court on Thursday.
Also during the past week, officers with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department arrested to Sikeston men on drug charges. Benjamin L. Robinson of 108 Adams and James E. Pratt, 144 Bynum were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance (rock cocaine).