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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Chief Chat: 25 suspects arrested during drug roundup

  • Drug watch: On Tuesday, July 22, law enforcement officers from the South Central Drug Task Force, Rolla and St. James police departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Phelps and Dent county sheriff’s departments and the prosecuting attorney and his assistant assembled at the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department for another drug warrant roundup.
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  • Drug watch: On Tuesday, July 22, law enforcement officers from the South Central Drug Task Force, Rolla and St. James police departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Phelps and Dent county sheriff’s departments and the prosecuting attorney and his assistant assembled at the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department for another drug warrant roundup.
    During this operation 25 suspects were located and arrested. Seven of those were previously incarcerated on other cases. These arrests were the result of long-term narcotics investigations by the South Central Drug Task Force and had been presented to a grand jury for indictments. Four of these arrests were for incidental drug-related crimes.
    Robert C. Bryan, a 31-year-old resident of Steelville, was arrested for manufacturing/attempt to manufacture methamphetamine and first-degree arson. Bryan’s bond was set at $250,000.
    Brady L. Wilson, a 29-year-old resident of Phelps County, was arrested for distribution of oxycodone. Wilson’s bond was set at $250,000.
    David L. Kern, a 35-year-old resident of Phelps County, was arrested for four counts of distribution of a controlled substance (prescription medications) and two counts of distribution of heroin. Kern’s bond was set at $500,000.
    David E. Rutledge, a 28-year-old resident of Phelps County, was arrested for distribution of hydrocodone. Rutledge’s bond was set at $100,000.
    Harland A. Frohmader, a 27-year-old resident of Phelps County, was arrested for three counts of distribution of heroin. Frohmader’s bond was set at $250,000.
    Carlos R. Harris, a 39-year-old resident of Phelps County, was arrested for distribution of heroin. Harris’ bond was set at $250,000.
    Mark E. Prebianca, a 55-year-old resident of Phelps County, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine. Prebianca’s bond was set at $250,000.
    Christina M. Bruno, a 49-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for two counts of distribution of hydrocodone. Bruno’s bond was set at $250,000.
    Jordan W. Martin, a 26-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for two counts of distribution of marijuana,. Martin’s bond was set at $100,000.
    Cherise E. Garcia, a 38-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of oxycodone. Garcia’s bond was set at $100,000.
    Jared A. Brown, a 21-year-old resident of St. James, was arrested for distribution of hydrocodone. Brown’s bond was set at $100,000.
    Jennie M. Gertler, a 37-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for two counts of distribution of hydrocodone. Gertler’s bond was set at $100,000.
    Jennifer S. Mayo, a 24-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of marijuana. Mayo’s bond was set at $50,000.
    Darrell J. Smith, a 53-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for two counts of distribution of hydrocodone. Smith’s bond was set at $250,000.
    Matthew W. Burke, a 19-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of marijuana. Burke’s bond was set at $50,000.
    Page 2 of 3 - Michael T. Light, a 28-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for two counts of distribution of marijuana and one count of distribution of oxycodone. Light’s bond was set at $250,000.
    Stephen R. Doan, a 25-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of hydrocodone. Doan’s bond was set at $100,000.
    Sam H. Jones, a 59-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of chemical precursors with the intent to produce methamphetamine. Jones’ bond was set at $50,000.
    Ilean R. Corey, a 26-year-old resident of Cuba, Missouri, was arrested for distribution of hydrocodone. Corey’s bond was set at $100,000.
    Karen S. Reichenbaugh, a 57-year-old resident of Rolla, was arrested for possession of marijuana. Reichenbaugh’s bond was set at $5,000.
    Denise M. Ward, a 32-year-old resident of Marshfield, was arrested for distribution of heroin. Ward’s bond was set at $100,000.
    During the course of the roundup, officers also arrested the following on drug-related charges and they were held pending a warrant application with the Phelps County prosecuting attorney’s office:
    James C. Holweg, 51, of Rolla, Anthony E. Reichenbaugh, 28, of Rolla, Heather M. Moredock, 35 of Rolla, and Jeremy S. Greaver, 42, of St. James.
    Sheriff Richard L. Lisenbe said, “This warrant roundup should send a strong message to the criminal element of Phelps County that we are serious about stopping the flow of illegal drugs in this community. We will continue our efforts to curtail the illegal drug trade in Phelps County.”
    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 next entry is from the desk of Animal Control Supervisor John Redshaw who writes: The Rolla Animal Shelter currently has several wonderful dogs which are available for adoption. Most of these dogs have been picked up as strays and would love to go back home with their families.
    However, we are unable to return them to their homes or contact their original owners as these dogs have no rabies tags or any other identification in which to help us find their owners.
    The Rolla Animal Shelter continues to plead with animal owners to provide the required tags and/or some identification so we are able to contact the owners.
    The animals that are currently at the Rolla Animal Shelter will be vaccinated this week and then adopted out to new families.
    If you are missing your pet, contact the Rolla Animal Shelter and see if we have your pet. Our business hours are Monday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. You may also call us at 573-364-6995 and if there is no answer, leave a message and we will return your call.
    Page 3 of 3 - In closing, I would like to congratulate those members of the Rolla police family who are celebrating July hiring dates.
    They are Lt. Rick Williams with 14 years of service, Detective Robert Jones with 10 years of service, Cpl. Chris Giacolone with three years of service and Senior Telecommunicator Tony Craft with nine years of service. Congratulations and thank you for all you do.
    I would also like to remind you that next week the Rolla Public Schools will begin the fall session, and students will be returning to the schools. Please pay close attention to intersections, crosswalks and the 20 mph speed zones.
    Police staff, the patrol division and V.I.P.S. will be on patrol ensuring traffic law compliance in an effort to keep our students safe.
    Missouri University of Science and Technology classes will begin next week as well and as you know the returning influx of university students creates additional pedestrian and vehicle traffic, especially in the areas around the campus. Use caution as you travel through these areas.
    Have a great week.

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