Three local residents face drug related charges stemming from two unrelated drug arrests by the Bootheel Drug Task Force.
The first case resulted in Tervoris Causey, 31, of Kennett, being charged by the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute; possession of Cannabicyclohexanol, also known as "K2," a synthetic marijuana, with the intent to distribute; and a possession of a controlled substance, Alprazolan, Xanex.
According to the Kennett Police Department, the charges stem from a June 6, 2012 traffic stop on St. Francis Street, conducted by Officer Jeremy Crawford.
Crawford stopped the individual due to an active warrant for failing to appear in court for a domestic assault. Crawford called for other officer's assistance including agents with the Bootheel Drug Task Force.
During the stop, officers located approximately 10 large bags of what appeared to be marijuana, hidden in the suspects pant's pockets. Officers also found what is believed to be "K2." The officers and agents were able to search the residence along with the support of Midas, the KPD's drug dog. Midas located approximately two pounds of marijuana hidden underneath a chair in a bedroom of the suspect's residence.
Causey's bond was set at $150,000, cash only. His next scheduled hearing will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012.
The second incident resulted in Matthew Deck, 23, and Katrina Deck, 28, also of Kennett, being charged by the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with possession and the attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.
According to the Kennett Police Department, the charges stem from a follow up on an investigation of a possible methamphetamine lab at a residence on County Road 405 in Dunklin County on Monday, June 11, 2012. Authorities involved in the investigation include the Bootheel Drug Task Force, Dunklin County Sheriff's Office, the Dunklin County Juvenile Office, Missouri State Highway patrol, the Kennett Police Department, and the Kennett Humane Department.
After the officers were unable to get a response from an occupant, they were able to gain enough evidence to apply for a search warrant.
While attempting to gain entry into the residence, two residents identified themselves from within.
Kennett Humane Officer Tena Petix was there to restrain a large pit-bull inside of the residence that was know to be aggressive. She was able to safely secure the pit-bull. The officers then gained entry and conducted a search of the residence locating several items used to manufacture methamphetamine, along with an active "shake-and-bake" lab and an undisclosed amount of finished methamphetamine.
Both individuals'bonds were set at $75,000, cash only. Their next scheduled hearing will be held Friday, June 22, 2012.