Man arrested in Belle on felony drug charges

Lori Amos
The Rolla Daily News

The Maries County Sheriff’s Office said during the traffic stop Friday night at the intersection of Fourth and Linn streets in Belle, deputies made contact with 28-year-old Dennis Page, of Owensville, who they suspected was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said deputies then requested that the K-9 unit with the Osage County Sheriff’s conduct an exterior sweep of the vehicle, where K-9 Zed alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics.

Heitman said in a Facebook post on Friday deputies then searched the vehicle where they located suspected methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl.

According to Heitman, Page was transported to the Maries County Jail and prosecutor Tony Skouby charged Page with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, a class C Felony, one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class D Felony and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a class D Misdemeanor.  

Judge Kerry Rowden issued a warrant for Page’s arrest and Page is currently being held in the Maries County Jail with no bond, according to court documents.

“The Maries County Sheriff’s Belle Division continues to make a big difference in Belle. Even though Belle still has a drug problem, drug users are noticing that drugs will not be tolerated in Belle. I am proud how hard my deputies are working to make Belle a safer place,” Heitman said.