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Thirteen nabbed on drug charges

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

BLOOMFIELD -- Thirteen people were arrested Monday in Stoddard County for distributing their own prescription medications.

Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner said an investigation into the distribution of prescription medicine resulted in the charges being filed against the individuals for distributing their own medications.

The investigation initiated because of a number of "pills" on the street and surrounding counties, according to the sheriff.

"The investigation is also looking into the practice of 'doctor shopping' by certain patients resulting in excessive amounts of prescription medications being made available on the street," Hefner said in a news release.

The arrests were made following an investigation by the sheriff's department and the SEMO Drug Task Force with assistance by the Dexter and Bernie Police Departments.

The following individuals were charged:

Wanda Brown, 67, of Dexter, two counts felony distribution of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), two counts felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute (hydrocodone) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $75,000 cash bond;

Shirley Brigman, 59, of Dexter, three counts felony distribution of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), three counts felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute (hydrocodone) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $75,000 cash bond;

Carla Jones, 28, of Dexter, two counts felony distribution of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), two counts felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute (hydrocodone) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $75,000 cash bond;

Bernice Darlene Lutes, 44, of Dexter, two counts felony distribution of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), two counts felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute (hydrocodone) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $75,000 cash bond;

J.B. Hayes Jr., 53, of Poplar Bluff, felony distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana), felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute (marijuana) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $35,000 cash bond;

Kennetta Meredith, 47, of Dexter, felony distribution of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute (hydrocodone) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $35,000 cash bond;

Kenneth Brock, 52, of Bloomfield, three counts felony distribution of a controlled substance (hydrocodone/methamphetamine), three counts felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute (hydrocodone/methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $50,000 cash;

Richard Bascom, 42, of Poplar Bluff, felony distribution of a controlled substance (oxycodone); felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (oxycodone) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; bond $50,000 cash;

Michael B. Smith of Dexter, felony possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $50,000 cash bond;

Kevin Boyer, 30, of Dudley, felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $75,000 cash bond;

Janey Stoner, 17, of Dexter, felony possession of controlled substance (xanax) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $25,000 cash bond;

Jamie D. Sifford, 28, of Dudley, felony possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $75,000 cash bond; and

Robert Stoner, 44, of Dexter, felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, $75,000 cash bond.