14 arrested in Arkansas drug round-up

Michael Winters (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
Michael Winters (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
Amanda Whitson (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
Amanda Whitson (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
Daphne Duncan (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
Daphne Duncan (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
David Ham (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
David Ham (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
Demarcus Warren (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)
Demarcus Warren (Source: Hayti Police Dept.)

HAYTI, MO (KAIT) – A 14-month long investigation by Hayti police ends with 14 people arrested in a drug round-up.

According to Police Chief Paul Schekell, during the past 14 months officers conducted several undercover drug investigations and made numerous controlled buys of meth, marijuana and crack cocaine.

On Wednesday, March 16, officers with assistance from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department,  the Bootheel Drug Task Force and officers with the Steele and Caruthersville Police Departments, executed search warrants at several locations around Hayti.

At a home on North Second Street, Chief Schekell says officers seized approximately 26 grams of crack cocaine which included 144 rocks of crack cocaine.  They also found marijuana at the home.

Warrants served at two other locations turned up handguns, Oxycodone and more than a pound of marijuana.

At a home on Sixth Street officers apparently found an active "shake and bake" meth lab.

The drug round-up resulted in the arrest of 14 people on various drug and possession charges.  All but one are incarcerated in the Pemiscot County Justice Center without bond awaiting a court appearance.

Arrested were:

    • 41-year-old Michael Winters of Hayti, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (crack cocaine) and trafficking a controlled substance in the second degree (crack cocaine).
    • 44-year-old Steve R. Winters of Hayti, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (crack cocaine)
    • 35-year-old Roosevelt Hudson of Caruthersville, distribution of a controlled substance (crack cocaine)
    • 29-year-old David Ham, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance,(marijuana), possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance
    • 47-year-old Reginald K. Agnew of Hayti, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of marijuana 
    • 58-year-old Eddie Guy Luster of Hayti, distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana)
    • 21-year-old Demarcus D. Warren of Hayti, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana) and possession of a controlled substance.
    • 27-year-old Amanda M. Whitson of Hayti, two counts of attempt to manufacture a controlled substance (shake and bake meth lab)
    • 26-year-old Nicholas A. Haynes of Hayti, two counts of attempt to manufacture a controlled substance (shake and bake meth lab)
    • 21- year-old James M. Mangrum of Hayti, two counts of attempt to manufacture a controlled substance (shake and bake meth lab)
    • 33-year-old Shannon S. Williams of Hayti, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana)
    • 39-year-old Daphne A. Duncan of Portageville, two counts of possession of a controlled substance
    • 27-year-old Dorothy E. Bugg of New Madrid, possession of a controlled substance
    • 34-year-old Felicia L. Winters of Hayti, possession of marijuana, she was taken to the Hayti Police Department, processed and released after posting $333.00 and was given a Hayti Municipal Court Date of March 17, 2011 at 5:00pm.

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