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DPS uncovers cocaine, cash

Sunday, February 25, 2007

SIKESTON - A two-week investigation has led to the arrest of two Sikeston residents for dealing drugs.

Tomicka Davis, 29, and Robert Jones, 31, were arrested by officers with Sikeston Department of Public Safety after search warrants were served at both their residences.

Members of DPS SOG Team and Detective Division served the warrants at Jones' residence, 416 Cole Ave., and Davis' apartment, 304 S. West, Apt. B on Friday. During a search officers found a large quantities of crack cocaine, as well as drug paraphernalia and cash at both residences.

According to DPS Director Drew Juden, during surveillance and interviews it was found the two arrested at separate residences were actually involved in distributing the crack together.

"With the weight of the crack cocaine going over fifteen grams there is a good likelihood that these charges will go federal," Juden said.

Jones and Davis now face drug distribution charges as well as possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Jones is in custody under $150,000 bond and Davis' bond is set at $75,000. Both are currently being held at DPS pending transfer to the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

Juden praised the work of those involved in what he termed a "successful operation," from start to finish.