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Drug-related arrests reported by DPS

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

SIKESTON - Several people were arrested on drug-related charges in the last few days.

According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, the DPS Drug Unit was extremely busy last week, serving nine search warrants in four days. Juden said the warrants were served across the city and led to the arrests of 13 people, along with the seizure of crack cocaine, marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia valued at more than $10,000.

The DPS Special Operations Group served of the warrants. During the service of these warrants on Jan. 16, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), who was working with DPS as part of her "On the Road and On the Job" program, rode with Sikeston officers.

Of the persons arrested, charges ranged from possession of drug paraphernalia to distribution of controlled substances.

Bonds for the suspects range from $25,000 to $250,000. All warrants were obtained through the assistance of Scott County Prosecutor Cristy Baker-Neel.