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County-wide drug bust nets 13 arrests

Sunday, May 18, 2008

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Corey Noles photo Robert Pink, arrested in Friday's county wide drug bust, steps out of a Highway Patrolman's car and is escorted into the Stoddard County Jail.
A county wide drug late Thursday and early Friday brought in 13 people accused of both distribution and possession of illegal drugs.

Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner reports several arrests following a lengthy investigation by the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department and the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force into drug activity in Stoddard County.

Among the drugs seized in the bust were marijuana, illegal prescription drugs and cocaine.

A combined operation involving members of the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Stoddard County Juvenile Office, Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Missouri Division of Children's Service's yielded the following arrests on felony warrants:

* John "Kacy" Jones of Dexter has been charged with Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana). Bond has been set at $150,000 cash only.

* Casey Hernandez of Dexter has been charged with Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana). Bond has been set at $50,000 cash only.

* Amanda R. McCoy of Dudley has been charged with Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Bond has been set at $75,000 cash only.

* Travis C. Davis of Dexter has been charged with Felony possession of a Controlled

Substance. Bond has been set at $125,000 cash only.

* Moria C. Voss of Dexter has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled

Substance. Bond was set at $125,000 cash only.

* Phillip J. Sanders of Bloomfield has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts). Bond was set at $75,000 cash only.

* Rhonda Duncan of Brownwood has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance w/ intent to distribute, Felony Possession of a Controlled

Substance, Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $125,000 cash only.

* Ronnie D. Duncan of Brownwood has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance w/ intent to distribute, Felony Possession of a Controlled substance, Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $125,000 cash only.

* Shawn T. Mitchell of Dexter has been charged with Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Bond has been set at $125,000 cash only.

* Robert Pink of Brownwood has been charged with Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), Felony Possession of a Controlled w/intent to distribute, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone). Bond has been set at $125,000 cash only.

* Sandra K. Bayless of Dexter has been charged with Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance (2 counts). Bond has been set at $75,000 cash only.

* Marsha Barker of Miner has been charged with Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $75,000 cash only.

* Christopher J. Layton of Dexter has been charged with Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance (2 counts). Bond has been set at $125,000 cash only.

The operation is still under way with more arrests anticipated later.

All remain in the Stoddard County Jail at this time.

cnoles@dailystatesman.com


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Good job!!

-- Posted by swift on Fri, May 16, 2008, at 3:51 PM

I imagine there are still plenty more to add to that list, they just haven't been caught yet. We have a really good task force and they WILL stop the drug dealers in this county!

-- Posted by mizzou_mom on Sun, May 18, 2008, at 8:49 AM

way to go keep it up

-- Posted by spaceyone on Sun, May 18, 2008, at 5:14 PM

Really good picture, Corey!

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, May 20, 2008, at 9:56 PM

Question: Several different felony controlled substance charges.... Why different bond amounts?

In my eyes a controlled substance is a controlled substance. Should be the same bond amount.

Anyway, I am glad these people are off the streets.

Good job Sto-co!!

-- Posted by sweet on Wed, May 21, 2008, at 3:21 AM
Response by Corey:
Thought I would give a little bit of insight into this question that I've heard several times.

The first reason is because some of the charges are simple possession and some are for distribution. Distribution carries a much stiffer bond than possession typically.

On another note, some drugs, methamphetamine for instance, have specific legislation governing how they are punished. For instance, sometimes possession of methamphetamine will have a higher bond than distribution of marijuana because of such legislation.

With illegal prescription drugs being the problem that they have become such a huge problem here.

I think it's great that they have busted these individuals. I have a question?

I understand Children Services bringing in all the children that are around when the bust occurs, but what I don't understand is why they wouldn't let the mother of a 3 year old pick her son up? She had nothing to do with the drug bust, has been separated from her EX and is scheduled to get a divorse in July. The only reason he had her son was because she was leaving for vacation and her EX has visitation rights. She didn't know anything like this was going on or she would have never put her son in that situtation. I am very disappointed in the system. However they did release the 3 year old in the custody of the grandparents, (where the father lived and was busted). That doesn't make sense to me at all. I have always heard that Stoddard county Childrens Division is horrible, they will remove children from a home over nothing but will leave a child in a home that needs removed!! I feel so bad for this 3 year old. He has been with his mother everyday, and now he hasn't seen his mother since the bust and can only talk to her on the phone until June 17th. 3 Weeks without his mother. That is horrible. Not only did she give up her vacation (which was not refundable) but has to go without her 3 year old for 3 weeks. Something needs to be done about this.

-- Posted by kblank32 on Thu, May 22, 2008, at 4:09 PM

Hey this is John Kacy Jones, and im free, **** you stoddard county you never found **** on me, **** you, punk mother *******! go arrest someone for a

violent crime and leave drug dealers alone!

-- Posted by Kacy Jones on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 7:34 PM

and **** this site for bleeping my message

-- Posted by Kacy Jones on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 7:38 PM


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