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Steele man arrested on drug charges

Thursday, August 2, 2012

STEELE, Mo. -- A Steele man was arrested on drug charges earlier this week following a prolonged investigation involving several local agencies.

According to the Steele Police Department, the Bootheel Drug Task Force, Steele Police, Kennett Police Department, Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, and Agents with Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) went to two residential properties -- one located on McCollum Street and the other located on Smith Street -- in the early hours of Tuesday, July 31, 2012, to execute federal search warrants.

The warrants were the result of a prolonged investigation conducted by the Steele Police Department, Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, Bootheel Drug Task Force and ATF.

During the investigation, federal agencies along with the Steele Police Department and the Pemiscot County Sheriff shared intelligence information, with the outcome of the search warrants.

Officers subsequently arrested a 33-year-old man from Steele, who was later taken to the Pemiscot County Jail on drug charges.

During the search officers seized several items, suspected of being stolen. Officers also confiscated a handgun in result of the search.

Steele Chief of Police, Billy Joe Stanfield stated there are investigations which are continuing and more arrests are expected as the conclusion of these investigations.

Calls made to the Steele Police Department regarding the name and official charges were not returned at press time.

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