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Five arrested in Sikeston for crack cocaine

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Joe Alexander (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety) Joe Alexander (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Mario Evans (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety) Mario Evans (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Robert Hester (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety) Robert Hester (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Sylvester Lee Tate Jr., (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety) Sylvester Lee Tate Jr., (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Zecobey Moore (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety) Zecobey Moore (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)

By Heartland News

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Five people were arrested Tuesday on drug charges after an ongoing investigation.

Police arrested Joe A. Alexander,22, of Sikeston; Mario Evans,30, of Charleston, MO; Robert Hester, 34, of Lilbourn, MO; Sylvester Lee Tate Jr., 30, of Essex, MO; and Zecobey Moore, 24 of Charleston, MO.

Alexander and Tate were charged with trafficking 1st degree. Hester was charged with trafficking 2nd degree. Moore and Evans were both charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Investigators from the Drug Enforcement Agency, Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and Sikeston Public Safety saw the alleged drug transactions and got warrants to arrest the suspects.

Officers found more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, five grams of powder cocaine and close to $3,000 on the suspects, according to the Sikeston DPS Sergeant Jim McMillen.

All five suspects were already on probation or parole for narcotics.

Later Tuesday evening the Stoddard County Sheriff's office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol went to the home of one of the five arrested with a warrant and found more crack cocaine, marijuana and more than $2,000 in cash.

All five suspects remain in custody on a $100,000 cash only bond.

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