SIX ARRESTED ON HEROIN CHARGES IN POPLAR BLUFF
Poplar Bluff authorities have arrested six people on heroin charges.

Narcotics Investigator Cory Mitchell with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that the arrests occurred Tuesday morning.

CORY MITCHELL:

On Tuesday morning during the early hours, approximately 6 am, members of the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Butler County Sheriff’s Department, Southeast Missouri drug task force, DEA, ATF, the US Marshal Service, executed several search warrants within Poplar Bluff and Butler County, Missouri at two local motels and a residence in Poplar Bluff where a substantial quantity, approximately a half ounce of heroin in total, was recovered and seized and the arrest of six individuals. The six individuals that were arrested during this investigation was Cody Marks, Dominique Jones, Bradley Jordan, Cameron Cook, Demetrius Taylor, and Jessica Doyle. Five of the six we’re going to be requesting charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin, and that’s on all the male subjects and on the female is going to be possession of heroin and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia for Doyle.

Narcotics Investigator Jason Morgan with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us that additional heroin distributors have been identified as a part of the investigation.

JASON MORGAN:

It’s just part of us doing our job through this investigation we were able to identify some lower to mid level distributors and this investigations also identified some upper-level distributors. Tuesday Morning we arrested six lower to mid level dealers and through this investigation we’ve also identified some upper-level distributors of heroin in our community. We’re targeting them as well. Not only through the proactive efforts of the Poplar Bluff Police Department and the drug task force is involved, what makes these cases for us is the efforts of the public providing information, family members providing information about their loved ones being addicted to heroin. The family members knowing where the loved ones are getting the drugs and reporting that to us, those are all beneficial key components of helping us further these investigations and as long as we have the public support we’ll continue to make arrests.

 

DEXTER WOMAN FACING METH CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Dexter woman on a felony meth charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 32 year old Robin Currie was arrested Wednesday evening on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Currie also reportedly had a misdemeanor warrant from the Dexter Police Department for shoplifting.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT
Area residents will have a chance to safely dispose of their unused or expired medication later this month.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29th from 10 am to 2 pm.

Participants must simply drive up to the police department and an officer will collect their medications. The Police Department has asked that no hypodermic needles or aerosol inhalers be brought.

For more information or to find a collection site near you go online to www.dea.gov.

 

MAN FACING ASSAULT CHARGE IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING IN POPLAR BLUFF
One man was injured Tuesday evening in connection to a shooting in Poplar Bluff.

KWOC News spoke with Lieutenant Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department who told us that the shooting reportedly stemmed from an altercation at an area business.

JOSH STEWART:

On Tuesday evening at approximately 9:35 p.m. officers of the Poplar Bluff Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of North 11th Street in reference to shots fired. Once in the area they contacted the two victims, a thirty-one-year-old resident of Poplar Bluff, who was suffering injuries from glass in his eye and a twenty-one-year-old Poplar Bluff resident suffering no injuries. In speaking with the two it was learned that the shooting stemmed from an earlier altercation at Hucks. The victims advised that they suspected twenty-one-year-old Sikeston resident Dearius Vance to be responsible for the shooting. Mr. Vance’s vehicle information was disseminated to area law enforcement. At approximately 4 o’clock a.m. officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety contacted Mr. Vance during a traffic stop. Mr. Vance was taken into custody and transported back to Poplar Bluff. Additionally during the contact in Sikeston, a Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter handgun was located. Vance was processed and is currently lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on charges of assault first, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. The 31-year old Poplar Bluff resident suffering injuries was treated and released at a area hospital.

 

POPLAR BLUFF ATHLETIC DIRECTOR WARNS OF FRAUD ATTEMPTS
A Poplar Bluff School Official says that city residents are again being targeted for fraud.

Poplar Bluff R-1 Athletic Director Kent Keith tells KWOC News that the Poplar Bluff Athletic Department does not use outside companies to solicit donations on their behalf. Keith says that only he or their coaching staff will contact you if they are seeking donations for any athletic activity.

Anyone who has any doubt about any call requesting funds for the Athletic Department should contact Keith’s office.

 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route MM in Dunklin County will be reduced today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance.

The work zone will be located between Route J and County Road 122.

MoDOT officials say that the work will take place from 7 am to 4 pm.