Eighteen people were arrested in a warrant roundup by police officers from four agencies targeting drugs in Phelps County on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Forty law enforcement officers and support personnel from the South Central Regional Drug Task Force, Rolla Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney and the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department gathered during the early morning hours and briefed on the Warrant Round-up operation. 

Over the course of several months, undercover operatives have been conducting covert narcotic investigations in and around Phelps County. As a result of these investigations, numerous suspects were identified. Based on this information arrest warrants were issued.

During this operation 18 suspects were located and arrested. Eight of those were previously incarcerated in jails and prisons throughout Missouri and Kansas on other cases.

Roosevelt Raymar Overton, age 31 of Rolla, Distribution of Heroin (x2), Prior and Persistent Drug Officer, Class A Felonies, $250,000 bond.

Arlene O Rafter, age 30 of Rolla, Distribution of Heroin, Class C Felony, $50,000 bond.

Wilbert W. Robinson, age 27 of Rolla, Distribution of Heroin, Class B Felony, $50,000 bond.

Melissa L. Andrews, age 31 of Rolla, Distribution of Methamphetamine, Prior and Persistent Drug Offender, Class A Felony, $100,000 bond.

David E. Rutledge, age 33 of Dixon, Distribution of Hydrocodone, Class B Felony, $50,000 bond.

Daniel T Byrnes, age 40 of St James, Distribution of Methamphetamine, Class B Felony, $50,000 bond.

Cherise Garcia, age 42 of St James, Distribution of Heroin, Class C Felony, $50,000 bond.

Michael Jack Bedrosian, age 57 of St James, Distribution of Heroin, Class C Felony, $50,000 bond.

Raymond D. Isgrigg, age 54 of Dixon, Distribution of Oxycodone (x2), Distribution of Methamphetamine, Class B and C Felonies, $125,000 bond.

Jerry Haffly, age 61 of Dixon, Distribution of Oxycodone, Class B Felony, $50,000 bond.

Kaylee Marie Bradshaw, age 21 of Vandalia, Delivery of Heroin, Class C Felony, $50,000 bond.

Dietrich Haggard, age 38 of Fulton, Delivery of Heroin (x2), Class C Felonies, $100,000 bond.

Richard Burton, age 60 of Rolla, Delivery of Fentanyl, Prior and Persistent Drug Offender, Class C Felony, $50,000 bond.

Christopher Allen Leach, age 22 of Fulton, Distribution of Methamphetamine (x2), Class B and C Felonies, $100,000 bond.

Jack Cornelius Russ, age 57 of Fulton, Distribution of Heroin, Class C Felony, $50,000 bond.

Justin A Miller, age 29 of Shawnee County, KS, Delivery of Bupenorphrine, Class B Felony, $50,000 bond. 

Ricky L Church, 47 of Rolla, Distribution of Methamphetamine, Class B Felony, $50,000 bond.

Dollie M. Rusher, age 36 or Jasper County, Distribution of Methamphetamine (x2), Class B Felonies, $100,000 bond.

Sheriff Richard L. Lisenbe said, “At a time when opioid issues are so prevalent, this round-up should serve notice to the criminal element of Phelps County that our law enforcement agencies are serious about stopping the flow of illegal drugs in this community. My thanks to those officers and agencies involved.”

The charges for which Crank, Houston and Hannan was 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.

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.