Troop I: Drug Investigation Results In Arrests Of Pulaski County Residents

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Troop I Headquarters, P.O. Box 128, Rolla, Mo 65402


News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Dan Crain
573-368-2345
April 11, 2013
I04A13

EMPHASIS: Drug Investigation Results In Arrests Of Pulaski County Residents


At approximately 4 a.m., on April 11, 2013, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Lake Area Narcotic Enforcement Group (LANEG), and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department concluded a long-term narcotics investigation in Pulaski County.
Over approximately 24 months, officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and LANEG were able to conduct a series of narcotic investigations involving the possession, distribution, and sale of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and prescription medications.
The investigation involved 48 loosely affiliated individuals in and around the Pulaski County area. Warrants for each defendant (multiple counts on many) were obtained through the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office prior to the mass arrest operation this morning.
Arrest teams consisted of members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Waynesville Police Department, St. Robert Police Department, Richland Police Department, Crocker Police Department, Dixon Police Department, Rolla Police Department, and LANEG.
Individuals arrested in conjunction with this investigation were transported, processed, and held for bond at the Pulaski County Jail. The following individuals were arrested as a result of warrants issued for the listed offense(s):
Latisha Cocroft, 31, St. Robert, MO, sale of a controlled substance (two counts).
Amy L. Quesenberry, 36, Laquey, MO, production and possession of a controlled substance.
Shane H. Green, 27, Waynesville, MO, production of a controlled substance.
Stella M. Harper, 36, Waynesville, production of a controlled substance.
Dennis A. McMurtrey, 52, Crocker, MO, production of a controlled substance (two counts), attempt to produce a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance.
Alyssa Bowers, 26, Waynesville, producing a controlled substance.
Linda M. Green, 62, Waynesville, production of a controlled substance.
Michael W. Harper, 35, Waynesville, production of a controlled substance.
Michael P. Bahr, 50, Crocker, possession of a controlled substance and producing a controlled substance.
Curtis W. Winters, 34, Dixon, MO, possession of a controlled substance.
Kenny D. Jennings, 34, Crocker, possession of a controlled substance.
Cherie L. Kelly, 36, Crocker, possession of a controlled substance.
Charles W. Pitts, 53, Crocker, production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
Carl A. Terry IV, 25, St. Robert, sale of a controlled substance (two counts).
Lacey C. Martin, 29, St. Robert, possession of a controlled substance (two counts).
Deborah M. Spurlock, 47, Waynesville, possession of a controlled substance (four counts).
Curtis L. Spurlock, 48, Waynesville, possession of a controlled substance (four counts).
Desiree O. Rozar, 42, Dixon, possession of a controlled substance (two counts) and possession of a controlled substance (two counts).
Earl M. Gamblin, 43, St. Robert, sale of a controlled substance.
Jerome A. Miller, 26, Laquey, producing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance (two counts).
The following individuals were previously incarcerated within the facilities of various jurisdictions when arrested on charges stemming from this investigation.
Anthony D. Haggard, 30, Springfield, MO, sale of a controlled substance (two counts).
Joseph D. Newsome, 30, St. Robert, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance (three counts).
Star’Lynn P. Gann, 25, Dixon, possession of a controlled substance and producing a controlled substance.
Marc A. Faulkner 35, Crocker, selling an imitation controlled substance.
Benjamin C. Johnson, 31, St. Robert, sale of a controlled substance.
Jermaine D. Haggard, 30, St. Robert, three separate counts of sale of a controlled substance.
William R. Elms, 45, Dixon, sale of a controlled substance.
Richard D. Pirtle, 33, St. Robert, two separate counts of sale of a controlled substance.
Donna J. Sidwell, 56, Crocker, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges for which these individuals have been arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.






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