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Bootheel Drug Task Launches Large-Scale Sweep

September 3, 2003 - Posted at: 5:16 p.m. CDT

KENNETT, Mo. -- Five southeast Missouri residents have been arrested by law enforcement authorities as the result of a large-scale "drug sweep" operation.

All of the suspects are residents of Dunklin County, and the arrests come after investigations by the Bootheel Drug Task Force, Dunklin County Sheriff's Department, and the Kennett and Malden Police Departments.

The following individuals were arrested today...

-Denise Lashea Cole, 20, Kennett, one count of sale of marijuana (bond, $10,000).

-Tillis Gray, 25, Kennett, one count of sale of crack cocaine (bond, $20,000).

-Larry McNeal, 36, Kennett, one count of sale of crack cocaine (bond, $25,000).

-Marcus D. Benford, 24, Kennett, three counts of sale of crack cocaine (bond, $25,000).

-Nichole Daffron, 23, Kennett, one count of sale of methamphetamine (bond, $20,000).

At least six more arrests are expected.  The remaining suspects are currently being sought on various charges. According to a release, each of the cases involved undercover purchases of controlled substances. 

 

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