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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Chief Chat: Over two dozen arrested in drug roundup

  • Drug watch: During the past 30 months officers assigned to the South Central Drug Task Force have been conducting covert narcotic operations in and around Phelps County. During this investigation numerous suspects were identified.
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  • Drug watch: During the past 30 months officers assigned to the South Central Drug Task Force have been conducting covert narcotic operations in and around Phelps County. During this investigation numerous suspects were identified.
    On June 24, law enforcement officers from the Rolla, St James and Salem police departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Phelps and Dent county sheriff’s departments and the task force assembled at the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.
    At 6 a.m., after a detailed briefing and being divided into six teams, officers departed on the first 2014 warrant round-up. While the teams were searching, administrative personnel began gathering intelligence to support the teams.
    During that process five individuals were located who had been placed just prior to the operation.
    Those individuals are identified as:
    Seth German, 22, of Rolla, who was arrested for distribution of marijuana, will continue to serve time in the Phelps County Jail with a $100,000 bond.
    Daniel Jewel Wilson, 29, of Edgar Springs, who was arrested for distribution of heroin, will continue to serve time in the Phelps County Jail with a $100,000 bond.
    Percy D. Golden, 41, of St Robert, who was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine, will continue to serve time in the Phelps County Jail with a $250,000 bond.
    Jackie Mullins, 35, of Cuba, Missouri, who was arrested for distribution of morphine, will continue to serve time in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
    Robert B. Bishop, 26, of Doolittle, who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, will continue to serve time in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
    Upon arrest by the teams Tuesday, the following suspects were transported to the Phelps County Jail:
    Michael P. Valley, 36, of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine with a $100,000 bond.
    David A. Ridenhower, 22, of Doolittle, was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.
    Suzannah Marie Strom, 40, of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of heroin with a $250,000 bond.
    Tristin Allen Paul Affolter, 20, of Doolittle, was arrested for distribution of hydrocodone with a $50,000 bond.
    Timmoundes Lamark Mack Jr., 20, of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of marijuana with a $5,000 bond.
    Sarah L. Sagel, 22, of Newburg, was arrested on two counts of distribution of Xanax in public or government assisted housing with a $250,000 bond.
    Henrietta Taber, 55, of St. James, was arrested for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.
    Ronald D. Taber, 54, of St. James, was arrested for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.
    Johnny L. Watring, 31, of St. James, was arrested for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone and morphine) with a $100,000 bond.
    Michael R. Trumbo, 37, of St. James, was arrested on four counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia with a $250,000 bond.
    Page 2 of 3 - Kristal D. Edmonds, 30, of St. James, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia with a $5,000 bond.
    Richard Charles Maddox, 51, of Salem, was arrested on three counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, heroin and alprazolam) with a $100,000 bond.
    Belinda G. Kankolenski, 50, of Edgar Springs, was arrested on two counts of distribution of oxycodone with a $250,000 bond.
    Trevor Kenneth Moon, 19, of Gravois Mills, was arrested on one count of distribution of marijuana near a secondary school and two counts of distribution of marijuana with a $200,000 bond.
    Holly Clayton, 19, of Rolla, was arrested on two counts of distribution of oxycontin with a $100,000 bond.
    Rebecca L. Clayton, 42, of Rolla, was arrested on two counts of distribution of oxycontin with a $100,000 bond.
    Penny L. Royal, 51, of Licking, was arrested for distribution of hydrocodone with a $30,000 bond.
    Kathy R. Kasprazak, 62, of Edgar Springs, was arrested for manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute with a $100,000 bond.
    Thomas R. Kasprazak, 62, of Edgar Springs, was arrested for manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute with a $100,000 bond.
    Jedadiah L. Sherman, 32, of Newburg, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.
    Kalib J. Aungerer, 19, of Rolla, was arrested on two counts of distribution of marijuana with a $50,000 bond.
    Joshua Allen Burbey, 20, of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of marijuana with a $50,000 bond.
    Joshua Lee Brazzle, 26, of Rolla, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and associated paraphernalia and possession of marijuana and associated paraphernalia with a $50,000 bond.
    Officers will continue to search for and arrest more people in and around Phelps County for felony drug warrants.
    The charges for which the above listed defendants were arrested are merely accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
    This past week my staff and I were tasked with our annual budget preparations for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. This is a time where we put our heads together and attempt to predict what we will need in the upcoming year.
    This year, like the last several, is extremely difficult in that our sales tax revenue is down and has been in decline since about 2007. The City of Rolla’s general fund is supported by these revenues, and each year the budget gets tighter and tighter.
    Please remember that our city government and infrastructure is supported by these collected sales tax revenues and cannot survive without them. When shopping, please remember to buy local, from groceries and household items to automobiles and big screen televisions. Money spent outside our area or online sends Rolla money out of Rolla.
    Page 3 of 3 - This next entry is from the desk of Animal Control Supervisor John Redshaw who writes:
    We ask that citizens please understand that the Rolla Animal Shelter only has a small number of kennels and cages in which to house our animals. Our goal is to be able to assist as many customers as possible in accepting stray/unwanted animals and pets.
    However, due to our limited number of kennels and cages, we fill up very fast during this time of the year. We know that citizens depend on us to take their animals when they have them dumped at their homes or find them as strays, and we want nothing more than to take in these defenseless animals and eventually find homes for them.
    When we do fill up, we have to turn citizens away. It’s not because we don't want to take your animals; we simply cannot as our available space is filled to capacity.
    We often endure citizens who cuss and swear at us, verbally abuse us or call us cruel and heartless people because they need to get rid of an animal right now and they are trying to do the right thing but we will not accept them.
    By verbally abusing us, this will not magically create available space and we still cannot accept your animal no matter how much we are cussed at or what we are referred to as.
    Please understand that we do everything in our power to assist all citizens but the bottom line is that we can't put something where we have no space to put it.
    In order to make room, we have to adopt an animal or worse. So, we ask all citizens to please work with us and understand that we only have so much space available.
    In closing, it is with deep regret that we learned that Sgt. Ken Nakanishi’s mother passed unexpectedly this week. Your prayers for Ken and his family are appreciated. Ken is our Volunteers in Police Services Director (V.I.P.S.) and has been employed here since 2001.
    Have a great week!

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