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Three arrested for drug-related felonies

May 9, 2014

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Badge-PD-2On May 8, 2014 at approximately 5:04 a.m., Detectives, Officers and a K9 with the Sedalia Police Department arrived on scene at 1210 S. Carr Ave., to execute a no-knock, narcotics-related search warrant. Personnel were split into two different teams for simultaneous entry into the residence and a detached garage on the west end of the property.

Five people in the residence were detained without incident. A search of the residence revealed methamphetamine, packaging materials for drug sales and drug-related paraphernalia. The SPD K9 performed a sniff inside the residence and the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotic odor in various locations in the home.

Investigation revealed that methamphetamine was being sold from the residence. The search warrant resulted in the following two narcotics-related arrests:Mugs

1. Esther L Dean (35 years old) – Placed on a 24-hour hold at Pettis County Jail

a. Distribution of Methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a School (Horace Mann Elementary School)

b. Possession of Methamphetamine

c. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

2. John H Welch Jr. (33 years old) – Placed on a 24-hour hold at Pettis County Jail

a. Possession of Methamphetamine

b. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

During the course of the search warrant, information led to the identity of the drug supplier to Ms. Dean. In a cooperative investigation between the Sedalia Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit and the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force, Detectives and a SPD K9 Officer executed a no-knock, narcotics-related search warrant at 22704 Hwy T La Monte, Mo., 65337 at approximately 11:50 p.m. on May 8, 2014. Entry was made into the residence via an unsecured door and three people were detained inside without incident.

A search of the residence revealed methamphetamine, cocaine, packaging materials for drug sales and drug-related paraphernalia. The SPD K9 performed a sniff inside the residence and the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotic odor in various locations in the home. Investigation revealed that methamphetamine was being sold from the residence. A significant amount of methamphetamine was located inside the residence during the search. The search warrant resulted in the following narcotics-related arrest:

1. Michael L Stewart (52 years old) – Placed on a 24-hour hold at Pettis County Jail

a. Drug Trafficking 1st Degree – Methamphetamine

b. Distribution of Methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a School (Dresden School)

c. Possession of Methamphetamine

d. Possession of Cocaine

e. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Kimberly Shults Smith

    I am SOOOO furious with Michael Stewart…..I use to be his friend but he seems to want to waste away in prison instead of getting straight and healthy.You just spent over half your freaking life behind bars and you still didn’t learn.You want to be there I believe.Easier life than outside working for an honest living.I am so disappointed in you….I have a disease that is killing me too but that is not the way to live your life.WTH?Why you couldn’t listen about not dealing and not trusting everyone with your life.So have a good time in prison your last few years.I guess you were wanting to die in prison.Good job,Michael!!!!

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