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25 total arrests in Bootheel area drug bust Wednesday evening

Friday, February 27, 2009

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Three more individuals were arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with the recent drug bust in Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas, bringing the total arrests to 25.

According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 25, authorities arrested Marcella and David High, both of Ripley County, Mo., and Dennis Green, of Caruthersville, Mo.

Marcella and David High are both being charged with possession of a controlled substance. Green is being charged with a federal indictment firearms charge.

The 22 individuals arrested on Wednesday morning include:

* Kathleen M. Morgan, of Caruthersville, Mo., who is charged with distribution of a controlled substance;

* Jeffery J. Williams, of Caruthersville, who is charged with distribution of a controlled substance;

* Sam Jones, of Caruthersville, who is charged with distribution of a controlled substance and one count of trafficking drugs in the first degree;

* Lonnie Jackson, Jr., of Caruthersville, who is charged with possession of a controlled substance;

* Artreze Latreyell Foreman, of Caruthersville, who is charged with delivery of imitation controlled substance;

* Marcus Spates, of Steele, Mo., who is charged with distribution of a controlled substance;

* Freddie James Rodgers, of Caruthersville, who is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm;

* Martha Banks, of Caruthersville, who is charged with distribution of a controlled substance;

* Tommy Lee Brown, of Caruthersville, who is charged with two counts of trafficking drugs in the first degree and two counts of distribution of a controlled substance;

* Charlotte Terry, of Gosnell, Ark., who is charged with distribution of a controlled substance;

* Jerry William Reece, of Steele, who is charged with distribution of a controlled substance;

* Aaron Welch, of Caruthersville, who is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm;

* Clayton E. Barnes, of Hayti Heights, Mo., who is charged with trafficking drugs in the first degree;

* Joseph B. Bowens, of Caruthersville, who is charged with delivery of a controlled substance to a county jail;

* Henry Lee Jefferson, of Caruthersville, who is charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance;

* Charles Edward Jones, of Caruthersville, who is charged with possession of a controlled substance;

* Tawonda L. Landfair, of Hayti, Mo., who is charged with possession of a controlled substance;

* Cassie Renee Taylor, of Hayti, who is charged with delivery of an imitation controlled substance;

* Thomas D. Ward, of Wardell, Mo., who is charged with forgery;

* Jeffery Edwards, of Hayti, who is charged with a federal indictment firearms violation;

* Charles L. Hollywood, of Caruthersville, who is charged with a federal indictment firearms violation;

* Cornell Morris, of Blytheville, Ark., who is charge with federal indictment.

Greenwell said the investigation will continue and more arrests are expected soon. Agencies involved with the investigation include the Bootheel Drug Task Force, Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, Caruthersville Police, Hayti Police, Steele Police, Mississippi County Arkansas Drug Task Force, Blytheville Police, Federal agencies, ATF, and the U.S. Marshal's Service.


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What a fine looking crew. Now if they would all be removed from the welfare rolls some money could be saved.

-- Posted by smitty on Sat, Feb 28, 2009, at 10:14 AM

Sad, so many wasted lives.

-- Posted by Lived There Once on Sat, Feb 28, 2009, at 7:41 PM

Good to see something good happening in the boothell. Getting rid of some of the trash always does the community good.

-- Posted by kuhnighit on Wed, Mar 4, 2009, at 6:48 PM

Why do most of the people here have to be black. I know there is more white trash out there selling drugs. The problem is that the white police look more in the black community than in the white. Oh! They probably paid the police off.

-- Posted by somebodycares on Wed, Jul 29, 2009, at 7:51 PM

The reason most of these people are black on here is because the majority of major drug crime in our area is from the blacks. I agree there are other white citizens committing these crimes also, but it is a fact that drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking in the bootheel is rampant among the black community. If you choose to live the life, you pay the price when you are caught. If the courts would only prosecute these individuals to the degree needed, we may end up housing them in prisons, but they would be off of our welfare, medicaid, and other overly supportive programs. Not to mention a safer community to live in. They need to work and earn their own way in our society. Stop making racial excuses and face the fact that our community, like many in the US today are lazy, and want no more than a large handout to continue their ways.

A BIG THANK YOU to the law enforcement departments that have to face this mess we are in. In spite of it all, there are citizens that believe in your efforts.

-- Posted by TooTall on Tue, Aug 4, 2009, at 8:46 PM


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