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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Joint law enforcement operation results in 34 arrests

  • A joint effort by several law enforcement agencies netted a total of 34 arrests Wednesday as troopers, deputies and police officers served a series of arrest warrants throughout Phelps County.
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  • A joint effort by several law enforcement agencies netted a total of 34 arrests Wednesday as troopers, deputies and police officers served a series of arrest warrants throughout Phelps County.
    Starting after 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, more than 40 officers, troopers and deputies with the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Rolla and St. James police departments served the warrants.
    A large majority of the warrants were for suspects who face charges of distributing controlled substances.
    Teams were assigned and then dispatched to various addresses throughout the county with a mission to serve the warrants gathered during yearlong investigations by members of the South Central Drug Task Force.
    Phelps County Sheriff Rick Lisenbe said that around noon Wednesday, more than 30 suspects had been processed at the sheriff’s office and law enforcement officials were seeking a couple who were out of town.
    “The people of Phelps County are fortunate to have these agencies that work this well together to do this kind of work,” the sheriff said. “I thought it went really well. To target and go after these dealers sends a message that we don’t want them in our community. Either quit dealing or move away.”
    Lisenbe said when the public became aware of the search warrants being served, in some cases, they helped law enforcement officials in locating the suspects.
    Capt. Jason Smith, of the Rolla Police Department, echoed Lisenbe’s statements about the team effort.
    “I think overall it was another success,” Smith said. “The fortunate thing in our area is that all of our law enforcement agencies have a close working relationship. We’re more or less one big team and this was another example of the teamwork and effort amongst our agencies.”
    Sgt. Danny Crain, public information and education officer with the MSHP, said Wednesday’s efforts are a sign of how successful law enforcement agencies can be when they work together.
    He said Wednesday’s roundup “resulted in a lot of individuals off the streets who have been dealing illegal drugs.”
    All of the people arrested Wednesday were transported to the Phelps County Jail, pending the posting of bonds.
    Among those arrested Wednesday were:
    • David Cole Nash, 27, for theft/stealing of more than $500 but less than $25,000;
    • Kimberly J. Garrison, 46, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Jordan D. Burnett, 25, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Cierra D. Helton, 23, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Bobby Henson, 43, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Brady L. Wilson, 27, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Christopher L. Young, 41, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Paul B. Wood, 24, for first degree drug trafficking;
    Page 2 of 2 - • Randy D. Hoffman, 22, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Amber Renee Knapp, 46, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Michael F. Miller, 37, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Randell J. Loyet, 52, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Ashlee N. Smith, 25, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Allison R. Emily, 39, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Jennifer L. Haffer, 38, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Daniel S. Bratcher, 29, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Donald L. Harris, 53, for manufacturing and felony possession of marijuana;
    • Amber N. Woody, 23, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Ayesha M. Abmeyer, 21, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Robert G. Helm, 29, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Oscar C. Davis, 22, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Bradley C. Barton, 31, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Caroline A. Loughridge, 22, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of theft/stealing of more than $500 but less that $25,000;
    • Elizabeth J. Moser, 19, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Marty B. Chase-Alone, 30, distribution of an imitation controlled substance;
    • Nichole M. Rosenberg, 21, manufacturing a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine);
    • Terri M. Elliott, 58, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Barbara A. Jamison, 50, for distribution of a controlled substance;
    • Brian Carmack, 35, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance; and
    • Samantha L. McCabe, 24, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
    During the service of these warrants, Carmack was found in possession of a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and McCabe was found in possession of miscellaneous methamphetamine drug paraphernalia.
    As the arrests were made, other people present were checked for outstanding arrest warrants. Four individuals were found with active warrants and arrested. They were:
    • Cody L. Fandrich, 22, on a Rolla city warrant for stealing. Fandrich was also found in possession of a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and related drug paraphernalia.
    • Allen J. Woll, 22, on a Rolla city warrant for stealing and possession of marijuana.
    • Danielle M. Flanders, 19, on a Phelps County warrant for careless and imprudent driving and driving while intoxicated. She also had a Maries County warrant for driving without a license.
    • Cassiea D. Blankenship, 21, on a Phelps County warrant for receiving stolen property, on a Rolla city warrant for minor in possession of alcohol, and a Probation and Parole warrant on the original charge of producing marijuana.

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