SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston, Missouri man was arrested after police say they found a large quantity of drugs in his home.
Joe Allen Alexander was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. His bond was set at $50,000 cash only.
According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 27, they received a tip of a large quantity of drugs at a house on Lake Street. Police say the tip included that Alexander lived in the house and allegedly used it for drug distribution.
According to DPS, Alexander was recently released from federal custody in January 2015, and was on federal supervised release.
Members of the DEA, Sikeston's Patrol and Narcotics Unit went to the house to investigate the tip.
Police say as officers talked to Alexander at his door, they allegedly "were engulfed with the smell of marijuana."
They say Alexander granted permission to search the home. During the search, officers allegedly found 1.8 ounces of cocaine, 4.8 ounces of marijuana, 35 pills identified as hydrocodone and more than $7,000 in cash.
Sikeston DPS is asking anyone with information that will help with drug investigations to contact them at 573-471-4711 or on their Facebook page.