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Drug roundup leads to 31 arrest in SE Mo.

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SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

An 18-month investigation concludes with police arresting 31 people in a drug roundup in southeast Missouri on Wednesday.

According to Lt. Jim McMillen, Sikeston DPS and several other agencies conducted the warrant roundup that took the suspects into custody.

Police say the narcotics investigation has lasted for a year-and-a-half and led to more than 15 federal indictments, as well as 50 state indictments for other co-conspirators.

"These long-term investigations can be demanding," said Police Chief Drew Juden. "The effort put forth by each of these investigators is a compliment to their individual agencies."

Below is a list of the suspect from Sikeston DPS:

  • Anthony Blacksher: (30 of Sikeston) 6 counts of Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 25,000 cash only.
  • Carlos Jones: (33 of Sikeston) Possession of a controlled substance and Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Catina Daniels: (38 of Haywood City) Possession of a controlled substance and Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 10,000 cash only.
  • David Lee Banks: (30 of Sikeston) 3 counts of Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 10,000 cash only.
  • Edith Faye Otterstrom: (43 of Sikeston) 5 counts of Possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 10,000 cash only.
  • Jeffery Collins: (33 of Sikeston) – 2 counts of Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 10,000 cash only.
  • Jerome Harris: (47 of Oran) 2 counts of Possession of a controlled substance. Bond set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Jerry Dean Blacksmon: (54 of Sikeston) 2 counts of Possession of a controlled substance and Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond set at 10,000 cash only.
  • John Albert Alexander Jr: (47 of Sikeston) 2 counts of Possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Lynell Lee Williams: (47 of Sikeston) 2 counts of Possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Mary baker: (54 of Sikeston) 2 counts of Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at10,000 cash only.
  • Mary Lee Hamilton: (56 of Sikeston) Possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Maurice Lynn Steward: (45 of Sikeston) Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Meloney Shanna Hundley: (28 of Sikeston) Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 10,000 cash only.
  • Mose Wheeler: (49 of Haywood City) Possession of a controlled substance and Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 10,000 cash only.
  • Scott Andrew Stone: (43 of Sikeston) 3 counts of Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 10,000 cash only.
  • Stanley T. Perkins: (57 of Sikeston) 2 counts of Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Thomasa Shannel King: (29 of Sikeston) Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Vashon Lamonte Rivers: (26 of Charleston) Possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Virgil Lee Tate: (43 of Sikeston) Possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Walter Lee Rainey: (58 of Sikeston) 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Walter William Brookins: (66 of Sikeston) 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Maurice Evan Newman: (25 of Sikeston and was in Dept of Corrections at the time of this round up) Possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.
  • Jermain Anton White: (28 of Sikeston and was in Dept of Corrections at the time of this round up) Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Bond was set at 5,000 cash only.

The task force was made up of:

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • SEMO Drug Task Force
  • Bootheel Drug Task Force
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • The US Attorney's Office
  • Cape Girardeau Police Department
  • Sikeston DPS

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