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Bootheel Mayor Arrested Near Blytheville on Meth Charges

MAY 27, 2004 - Posted at 1:14 p.m. CDT, updated at 2:29 p.m. CDT, updated at 4:57 p.m.

 

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - The mayor of Steele, Missouri faces drug-related charges in northeast Arkansas.

Undercover drug agents with the northeast Arkansas-based Second Judicial District Drug Task Force and the southeast Missouri-based Bootheel Drug Task Force wrapped up a year-long operation on Tuesday with the arrest of 50-year-old Keith Samford at the Hampton Inn hotel in Blytheville.  The charges are believed to be related to methamphetamine trafficking.  Investigators reportedly caught Mayor Samford as he attempted to broker a drug deal with an undercover agent.

Samford is being held in the Mississippi County Detention Center at Luxora.

Meanwhile, the Steele City Council has appointed Mike Davis as the city's interim Mayor.

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