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MO school superintendent facing drug charges

James Eugene Bell (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department) James Eugene Bell (Source: St. Francois County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A school superintendent in Iron County, Missouri is facing drug charges.

James Eugene Bell, Jr., 48, of Pilot Knob, Mo., was charged with four counts of distributing/delivering/selling or manufacturing a controlled substance.

According to the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department, Bell is the superintendent of the Belleview School District.

They say the charges are the result of an investigation by the Mineral Area Drug Task Force into Bell's attempt to ship a suspicious package to California from the Farmington, Mo. UPS warehouse on Dec. 29.

The sheriff's department said the package allegedly had three glass vials labeled Testosterone Enanthate, three glass vials labeled Nandrolone Decanoate and four glass vials without labeling. All 10 vials contained a yellowish colored liquid.

They say also in the package were there packets labeled Methandienone, with each packet containing 100 white pills, and one packet containing an unknown substance.

Some in the district told Heartland News he deserves a "second chance."

Bell is currently being held at the St. Francois County Detention Center in Farmington on $100,000 bond.

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