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Four nabbed on drug charges

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Scott City house has history of drug activity

BENTON -- Four were arrested on drug charges Thursday in Scott City following an early morning search warrant.

An investigation by the Scott County Sheriff Department's Criminal Investigation Unit revealed illegal drug activity at 802 Fifth Street East in Scott City, according to a Friday news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.

Thursday's warrant was served by the county's Special Emergency Response Team and the Scott County Police.

Four suspects -- three men and one woman -- were taken into custody without incident. According to the press release, there was evidence indicating that cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine were all possessed and used in the residence.

Arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia are: John H. Jungers, 21, of 802 Fifth Street East in Scott City; Zachary Graham, 17, of 1500 Bloomfield in Cape Girardeau; and Courtney Gilmore, 18, of 128 Lake Circle in Jackson.

Also arrested was Dillon Jungers, 17, of McClure, Ill., who was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Five vehicles were also seized as evidence, according to Walter, because of the continuing drug activity at the residence. A search warrant which resulted in arrests and seizures at this same address was served several months ago, he noted in the press release. Forfeiture proceedings against the property is being considered.

"This is a quiet neighborhood in Scott City and these residents don't appreciate this kind of activity and the type of people it draws, degrading the quality of life here," Walter said. "We will continue to hit these homes and make arrests, taking these people off the streets, so that the other residents can enjoy their homes again."

Dillon Jungers was released on a summons.

John Jungers and Gilmore were released after posting bond of $10,000.

As of press time, Graham remained in custody at the Scott County Jail under $10,000 bond.