A round-up operation in Macon and Randolph counties yesterday resulted in the arrest of 13 individuals. According to the Macon Police Department, the operation was the result of a year-long narcotics investigation. Charges include distributing a controlled substance near schools, possession with the intent to distribute, and unlawful possession of a firearm. All suspects remain in custody on cash-only bonds that range from $45,000 to $100,000.

Those arrested include:

Skyler Douglas Brown, 27

Heather Clark, 32

Fred Clark, 40

James H. Collins, 58

Brandon Joell Douglas, 35

Michelle Llewellyn, 35

Zachary Mitchell, 20

Lacey Rockhold, 37

Jamie Shannon, 20

Stephanee N. Shott, 31

Justin S. Tolson, 31

Mark Ridgway, 32

 Press Release:

On the morning of 27 August 2014, area law enforcement agencies conducted a Round-Up Operation today in Macon & Randolph counties after a year-long narcotics investigation.  Law enforcement agencies involved include the North Missouri Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Macon Police Department, Chariton County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Moberly Police Department.  During the operation, law enforcement served 12 arrest warrants on suspects in Macon County and 1 arrest warrant in Randolph County during the early morning hours.  According to Chief Steve Olinger, “this has been a lengthy and complex investigation by the North Missouri Drug Task Force, Macon Police Department and Macon County Sheriff’s Office. This is why we need agencies like the Drug Task Force to continue to be funded by grants. These programs are very important to small communities because drugs continue to be one of the biggest problems everywhere.”  Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker added, “Not one of these agencies has enough manpower to take on an operation such as this alone.  It’s fantastic to see these agencies work together as one unit to crack down on the drug problems this county has.  These year-long, and sometimes longer, drug investigations are some of the hardest cases to work and without the Drug Task Force involved it wouldn’t be possible. It’s a great feeling knowing that we can work together to help fight the war on drugs.”