The Drug Enforcement Administration, SEMO Drug Task Force and Sikeston Department of Public Safety's ongoing investigation ended with a vehicle stop just north of Sikeston, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS.
"Information obtained during the investigation led officers to stopping a vehicle traveling on State Highway H near County Road 450 around 10:40 a.m.," said McMillen. "Due to the nature of the stop investigators asked for the City of Miner's Canine Unit to respond. Upon their arrival, the K-9 investigated the vehicle and alerted for narcotics."
A subsequent search of the car resulted in officers locating half a kilo of powder cocaine, with a street value of approximately $25,000. The sole occupant of the vehicle, Solomon Edward Hatchett, 61, of Sikeston, was arrested.
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