3 arrested in southeast MO in connection to drug investigation

3 arrested in southeast MO in connection to drug investigation

KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - Three people were arrested last week in connection to an ongoing drug investigation in southeast Missouri.

On March 16, 2016, police in Kennett were following up on leads in a drug investigation when they performed a traffic stop on a car on Varner and N. Baldwin streets.

During the stop, a large undisclosed amount of methamphetamine was found in a hidden compartment in the vehicle, along with several bags of K2.

The street value of the recovered methamphetamine was estimated at $21,000.

Police arrested Gary King, of Hayti, Mo., and Emanuel Martinez, of Braggadocio, Mo.

Both were placed in custody at the Dunklin County Jail where they remain on a $150,000 bond.

Later during the investigation police in Kennett followed up with a search warrant for a local home.

The search warrant led to the arrest of Tory Cole for an undisclosed amount of K2.

He is being charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Police say the investigation is especially important due to the recent overdoses of K2.

Police are continuing this investigation with more arrest and search warrants expected soon.

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