The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), along with the Kennett Police Department's Strategic Response Team (SRT) served a search warrant on Friday, December 7, 2012, at approximately 3 p.m., to a residence known for drug activity.
According to the Kennett Police Department, Officers conducted surveillance at the residence of 1928 Dunklin Street, in Kennett, prior to the service and were able to locate the suspect, identified at 26-year-old Torrance Reed, driving his vehicle on Independence Avenue, in Kennett.
Officers conducted a traffic stop and apprehended Reed without incident.
During the traffic stop, the SRT along with Agents of the ATF, entered and secured the residence on Dunklin Street, where officers proceeded to search and locate an undisclosed amount of Cocaine, Marijuana, and prescription pills. During the search, officers also located drug paraphernalia, a firearm and several rounds of ammunition.
The Kennett Police Department has filed charges of Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute affidavits to the Dunklin County State Prosecutor's Office for the suspects.
The other suspect in the case, 26-year-old Brittany Scott, of Kennett has not been located at this time. Reed was taken into custody and incarcerated at the Dunklin County Jail.
The weapon and rounds ammunition was seized by the ATF for possible federal charges.
Reed has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and is being held at the Dunklin County jail on a $500,000 cash only bond. Reed appeared in court for his initial appearance today, Tuesday, December 11, at 9 a.m.
Scott has a warrant for her arrest with an authorized bond set at $30,000 with ten percent assurity.
The Kennett Police Department thanked the ATF, the Dunklin County Prosecutor's Office, and the Bootheel Drug Task Force for their assistance in the investigation.
Kennett Police Chief, James Paine thanks and urges the community members that if they have information of possible criminal activity in their neighborhood, to contact the Kennett Police Department at (573) 888-4622.