DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -- A Senath, Mo., man, two Malden, Mo., residents, and a Parma, Mo., man were recently arrested on drug charges stemming from two separate investigations involving the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department and local authorities.
According to Sheriff Bob Holder, an investigation into drug activity at Senath by his department and the Senath Police Department resulted in the arrest of Dewey Wilson, 79, of Senath.
Wilson is charged with five counts of distribution of a controlled substance, a class B felony, by knowingly distributing Oxycodone, Alprazolam, and Hydrocodone.
Wilson was held at the Dunklin County Justice Center on a $50,000 cash or surety bond, which was posted on Aug. 22. He is currently scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m., on Sept. 20.
The three residents from northern Dunklin County were arrested following an investigation by the Sheriff's Office and Malden Police.
According to Holder, Billy Jack Wheeler, 35, and Lisa Grantham, 39, both of Malden, and Richard Benjamin, 33, of Parma, were arrested and charged with the class C felony of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
The three suspects were transported to the Dunklin County Justice Center, each on a $50,000 bond.
On Aug. 30, by agreement of the state, Grantham's bond was reduced to $15,000 with 10 percent cash deposit authorized, which was posted on Aug. 31. She is set to appear in court at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Wheeler and Benjamin are currently still incarcerated, with court dates of 1 p.m., Oct. 4, and 9 a.m., Sept. 30, respectively.
Holder urges anyone who suspects drug related activity in their immediate area to contact his office, at (573) 888-2409 with information relating to the activity.