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East Prairie couple facing multiple drug charges

More contraband allegedly from bedroom. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office) More contraband allegedly from bedroom. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)
L to R: Edward Gene Boyer and Darcy Lynn Schaefer Boyer (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office) L to R: Edward Gene Boyer and Darcy Lynn Schaefer Boyer (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office)
Crystal meth seized during investigation. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office) Crystal meth seized during investigation. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)
Meth, heroin and hydrocodone allegedly found in bedroom. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office) Meth, heroin and hydrocodone allegedly found in bedroom. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)
Meth allegedly found in bedroom. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office) Meth allegedly found in bedroom. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)
EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) -

An East Prairie, Missouri couple are facing several felony charges after a drug investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department.

Edward Gene Boyer, 55, was charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

His bond was set at $500,000 cash only.

Darcy Lynn Schaefer Boyer, 50, of East Prairie, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Her bond was set at $250,000 cash only.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Boyer, the investigation ended on Monday, May 4 with the execution of a search warrant at an East Prairie home.

Sheriff Moore said the investigation began last month when they received information that different drugs were being distributed by "Eddy" Boyer.

Based on that information, the sheriff put Boyer's home under surveillance. He said deputies soon noticed several indicators of illegal drug activity.

According to Sheriff Moore, the break in the investigation came a week before when they developed a probable cause to believe drugs were being distributed from the home.

At that time, he said deputies applied for a search warrant for the home.

During the search, Sheriff Moore said deputies seized several thousands of dollars, an enormous amount of crystal methamphetamine and significant quantities of heroin, marijuana and prescription pain pills.

Moore said Boyer allegedly sold methamphetamine just minutes before deputies arrived to serve the search warrant.

After the search, Edward Boyer and Darcy Boyer were arrested and taken to the Mississippi County Detention Center.

Boyer was charged with distribution of drugs in a school zone, according to the deputy's report, because his home was near A.J. Martin Elementary.

Due to his previous drug-related convictions, Edward Boyer was charged as a persistent offender, which means that upon conviction, he will be subject to a penalty of up to life without parole in the DOC.

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