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2 facing drug charges after trespassing complaint

Ronnie Dale Brawner (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department) Ronnie Dale Brawner (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department)
Ashley Nichole Cobb (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department) Ashley Nichole Cobb (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Two Mississippi County residents are facing drug charges after a trespassing complaint led to a narcotics investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department.

Ronnie Dale Brawner, Junior, 33, of East Prairie, was charged with distribution of a controlled substance near government housing.

He also faces a misdemeanor charge of trespassing. His bond was set at $50,000.

Ashley Nichole Cobb, 30, of East Prairie, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $25,000.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began on Thursday evening after a trespasser was reported in the Eagles Landing community.

At that time, a deputy responded to the home and learned that Brawner was inside visiting a tenant, Cobb.

Due to prior incidents, Sheriff Moore said Brawner is prohibited from visiting Eagles Landing, so a deputy got consent to enter the home, found Brawner and arrested him for trespassing.

After his arrest, Brawner asked the deputy to secure his vehicle.

While doing that, the deputy allegedly found a significant quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

The deputy seized the items and Brawner was taken to the Mississippi County Detention Center.

According to Sheriff Moore, they believe Brawner was visited the home to deliver a controlled substance.

Based on that information, deputies returned to the home and were granted consent to search for illegal contraband.

During that search, deputies say they found additional drugs.

At that time, Cobb was arrested and taken to the detention center.

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