STING Unit Makes Drug Bust

| May 15, 2013
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The Sedalia STING Unit, other officers, and a Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputy served a search warrant early Tuesday morning.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Sergeant Bradley Beard:

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A search of the residence, located in the 1800 block of S. Prospect, yielded one and a half pounds of marijuana, packaging supplies, a digital scale, and a hand gun.  One suspect suspect is still at large.  This person  faces charges of distribution of a controlled substance near a school, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child endangerment.

Andrea Higginbotham, 33, was arrested at the scene.  She is facing one charge of child endangerment.

Press Release from the Sedalia Police Department

One 05/14/2013 at approximately 0445 hrs. the Sedalia Police Department STING unit, other officers, and a Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputy served a search warrant at 1804 S. Prospect.  Upon arrival officers secured the residence and the occupants.  A search of the residence reveased approximately 1 1/2 pounds of Marijuana, Marijuana packaging supplies, digital scales, and a handgun.

One suspect is still at large, but charges will include Distribution of a Controlled Substance near a school, Manurfacturing a Controlled Substance, Possession of a ControlledSubstance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Child Endangerment.

The other suspect was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.

Amanda S. Higginbotham, 33yoa

Child Endangerment

DET David R. Smith #163
Sedalia Police Department

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