East Prairie woman arrested for allegedly selling drugs near school

East Prairie woman arrested for allegedly selling drugs near school

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - An East Prairie woman is behind bars for allegedly selling methamphetamine.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson, the department got a tip that Jessica Groves, 29, was delivering meth to a home in East Prairie.

So, Sheriff Hutcheson and Sergeant Ryan Hill set up surveillance and watched Groves deliver the meth. Those drugs were later recovered.

Groves was arrested a short time later during a traffic stop.

During the investigation, Hutcheson said Sgt. Hill got information about Groves selling meth at a home less than a block from a public school.

Groves now faces charges of delivery of a controlled substance near a protected place.

She is in jail on $100,000 bond.

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