KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Over 20 arrests were made following operations by multiple coordinating agencies in Sullivan And Adair Counties.
Officials from the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kirksville Police Department, Truman State University Department of Public Safety, North Missouri Drug Task Force as well as the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department reportedly served 22 arrest warrants in Adair County and a single warrant was issued in Sullivan County.
In addition, multiple warrants will be served to suspects already behind bars for unrelated charges.
Among charges listed for the suspects detained during the raid are distribution of a controlled substance near schools, manufacture or attempt to manufacture a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, distribution of a controlled substance near public or governmental housing, delivery or manufacture of an imitation controlled substance as well as possession and distribution of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana.
Bond for those detained ranged from $10,000.00to $75,000.00.
In addition, one individual was taken into custody on two warrants unrelated to the investigation.
The sweep reportedly wraps up an investigation conducted by the Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control with the aid of local agencies, however the operation is still considered to be active. Law enforcement are still searching for other individuals wanted for arrest.
Formal charges against the more than two dozen suspects are pending at this time.