BENTON -- A joint effort by law enforcement agencies resulted in the drug-
related arrest of a Jefferson City man in Sikeston.
James William Nixon Jr., 20, of Jefferson City was arrested Friday on charges of class B felony possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, class C felony possession of a controlled substance, class D felony possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.
Investigators from the Scott County Sheriff's Department and a fugitive investigator from Missouri Probation and Parole arrested Nixon on a state of Missouri Probation and Parole warrant and a second warrant out of Stoddard County at the residence located at 511 Wilson St. in Sikeston. While there, Scott County investigators noticed several indicators of drug activity. A search revealed containers of anhydrous ammonia stored throughout the residence along with other chemicals, controlled substances and paraphernalia.
Nixon was transported to the Scott County Jail and is being held on a $75,000 bond. Walter said more arrests could follow.