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September 13 a deputy was on U.S. 36 near Mooresville Junction and checked a pickup speeding. Upon stopping the vehicle the deputy could observe at least 3 people in the vehicle. Further investigation provided probable cause that the driver had a suspended/revoked driver’s license and the 2 deputies were allowed to search the vehicle. Investigation resulted in the seizure of a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine, what appears to be used drug distribution equipment and other paraphernalia commonly used with methamphetamine, and additional alleged schedule IV controlled substance. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Miranda Nicole Adams, 38, Chillicothe for the alleged Possession of Controlled Substance(s) and Possession of Methamphetamine Paraphernalia. Ms. Adams was processed at the LCSO and she was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Ms. Adams has since been charged in Livingston County Associate Court with alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance and bond was initially placed at $10,000. The evidence in this case was submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab. Potential additional arrests pending lab results.
September 20 the LCSO advanced on a drug investigation in the 200 block of N. State Street in Wheeling. During the investigation a living area was searched and evidence seized included small amounts of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, methamphetamine drug paraphernalia and 2 different types of controlled substance prescription medication in unlawful possession. The LCSO arrested Dorothy Marie Berry, 52 and Nora Pearl Evans, 48 both of Wheeling for the alleged drug violations and both were transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Ms. Evans was charged in Livingston County Associate Court with alleged class D felony Possession of Methamphetamine and bond initially placed at $10,000. Ms. Berry was released due to need of certain evidence to be examined by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab and potentially pending charges upon examination.
September 22 a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in Utica and the driver accelerated on the gravel and got further head of the deputy then pulled behind a home and fled on foot into heavy brush. The deputy attempted to locate the suspect but only found where the individual had tossed some items from the vehicle and also several bags of suspected methamphetamine. Additional items associated with drug distribution and also use were seized from the vehicle, home, and an outbuilding. Multiple people have been interviewed and certain items of evidence will be tested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab. Potentially multiple arrests are pending the lab examination results including the arrest of the person(s) responsible for hiding the suspect and helping that individual get to Chillicothe when being sought by law enforcement. The deputy summoned another deputy and the sheriff to assist with the investigation. The LCSO was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Brookfield PD K-9 and Officer as Deputy Zaki was not available that day.
September 23 the LCSO conducted a traffic stop of a Wheeling resident and further investigation lead to the search of the vehicle which resulted in the seizure of an item containing a small amount of suspected methamphetamine. The evidence will be examined by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab and potentially multiple arrests may be pending.
September 25 the LCSO was at a residence on Old Highway 190 conducting an investigation into another matter and during interview of a female witness this turned into a search of the room which led to the seizure of a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine and meth paraphernalia. Based on circumstances in the investigation we are submitting the evidence to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for identification and weight before seeking felony charges.
We are being very diligent on these investigations and some of the lab evidence examinations may take longer based on the specific exams requested. Our goal is to make a complete and solid criminal investigation and identify all those responsible so they may appear before the Court. These cases show excellent work by all involved.
Sheriff Steve Cox