On October 18, 2017, the South Central Drug Task Force, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, and the Rolla Police Department concluded a short term narcotics investigation in Phelps County.

As a result of the investigation,officers obtained and executed a search warrant in the 200 block of East Second Street in Newburg, Missouri. The Newburg Police Department assisted with the service of the search warrant.

During the search warrant, officers seized approximately two pounds of suspected methamphetamine. Jason A. Kimmel, age 38 of Newburg, Missouri was arrested in connection with the items seized.  

On October 19, 2017, Kimmel was charged with 1 st degree Drug Trafficking. His bond was set at $250,000.00. He remains incarcerated.

The charges for which Kimmel was arrested are merely accusations and arenot 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.  ​