SIKESTON -- Cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana were among the drugs discovered by law enforcement officers following the execution of three search warrants Friday in Sikeston.
The effort was a joint investigation by Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the SEMO Drug Task Force.
Sikeston's Special Operations Group, or SOG Team, served the first warrant around 2 p.m. Friday at 231 N. Handy, apartment A, where two Sikeston residents -- a 40-year-old man and his 24-year-old girlfriend -- were arrested. Both subjects were in possession of about an ounce of marijuana and $186, which are thought to be proceeds from drug sales. Their names are being withheld pending the filing of formal charges.
Sikeston's SOG Team served two other warrants at 822 and 825 Agnes simultaneously around 4:30 p.m. Friday. After searching these residences, officers located 1.5 pounds of individually wrapped marijuana, 4 grams of powder cocaine and around 100 ecstasy pills. Officers also located a pistol at one of the residences.
Two Sikeston men, ages 36 and 17, were arrested in connection with these two search warrants. Their names are also being withheld pending the issuance of formal charges. DPS officers are seeking charges on the men through the Scott County prosecutor's office. It's likely they will be charged for possessing narcotics with intent to distribute.
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents were also at the scene while the warrants were served and are considering charging the 36-year-old with federal charges due to the seriousness of these offenses and him being a convicted felon.
"We are pleased with the outcome of these investigations and thank the SEMO Drug Task Force for their cooperation," said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for Sikeston DPS.