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Arrests yield guns and drugs

Thursday, February 1, 2007

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Travis Williams
SIKESTON -- In the last two days, two search warrants served by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety have resulted in three arrests and three guns recovered along with quantities of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia discovered. Also officers located a runaway juvenile from Memphis, Tenn.

The first warrant, for 814 Montgomery Apt. A, was obtained by DPS detectives through New Madrid County Judge Fred Copeland. This warrant was for Travis Williams, 25, who had been sought during Operation Jack Frost in December.

The search warrant was served by the Special Operations Group at around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Williams was taken into custody without incident for the Scott County warrant for the charge of distribution of controlled substance near a school, a class A felony.

Williams is now being held at the Scott County Jail with a $5,000 cash only bond.

During a search of the apartment, two handguns were found, one of which had been reported stolen from West Plains. Marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia were also located during the search.

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, a search warrant that had been obtained through Scott County Judge Scott Horman for 807 W. Gladys Apt. D was served by the DPS SOG.

Two people were taken into custody during the execution of this warrant after a quantity of crack cocaine, a handgun, cash and drug paraphernalia were found inside the apartment.

A 15-year-old juvenile who had been reported as a runaway from Memphis was also discovered in the apartment.

The names of the two arrested during this search have not yet been released pending the filing of formal charges.

Federal authorities have also been contacted to review the case for possible additional charges.

Drew Juden, DPS director, said he was very pleased with the arrests and praised the work of his department in the removal of three handguns from the street.

"Trying to make the streets safer is what we are all about," he said, as whenever guns are taken away so they are no longer available for criminal activity, it "always helps to make our community that much safer."

All three of the guns recovered are of the semi-automatic type.

Juden also asked for the public's help in locating the last four people wanted in connection with Operation Jack Frost. These four, all of which are wanted for distributing drugs in Sikeston, are: Adam Mills, Derrick Lamont Turner, Ronald Coleman and Alan Williamson.

Anyone with information about these wanted persons is asked to call DPS at 471-1500 or 471-6200. Rewards are being offered for the arrests of these subjects.