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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Officer charged

Monday, May 5, 2003

Warrant is served at New Madrid business

NEW MADRID - Three men, including a local law enforcement officer, will be arraigned today on drug charges.

Timothy Collins, a former New Madrid County deputy and the Howardville police chief; Christopher Collins and Isaac Graham are scheduled to appear in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court today before Associate Judge Charles Spitler. Timothy Collins is charged with sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance while Christopher Collins and Graham are each charged with sale of a controlled substance. All three are from New Madrid.

New Madrid County Sheriff Terry M. Stevens reported that at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, a federal search warrant was served at Jasmine's Sports Club in New Madrid. The club is owned by Timothy Collins.

According to Stevens, the warrants were issued following a lengthy investigation. As a result of the search, additional charges are pending, he added.

The three men posted bond on Sunday and were released from custody. Bond was set at $25,000 on the sale of a controlled substance for each of the men with an additional $5,000 bond required for Timothy Collins on the possession charge.

Assisting the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department in serving the warrant were members of the SEMO Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Bootheel Drug Task Force and the New Madrid Police Department.