An arrest was made Monday following an investigation of what police believe to be a potentially large-scale drug operation.


An arrest was made Monday following an investigation of what police believe to be a potentially large-scale drug operation, an investigation that started with a tip received from a St. James doctor in February of this year.

The lengthy investigation by Rolla Police Department led to a warrant being signed for the arrest of Kimberly J. Tracy, 29, of Ozark, formerly of St. James, on Sept. 13.

According to the probable cause statement written by Rolla Police Investigator Paul Rueff, the medical doctor initially called Rolla Police to report that her Drug Enforcement Number was being used to obtain prescription medications under names he did not recognize and did not have records on at several locations.

The sixteen counts filed against Tracy, who police believe used alias names to obtain the medications, only include instances at the two Rolla pharmacies.

When Rueff completed the investigation, he asserted that he was able to tie Tracy to 16 separate instances where she is accused of using the doctor’s DEA number in order to fill a prescription.

Judge Ronald White has assigned Tracy a $100,000 bond.