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26 arrested in undercover drug investigation in Region 8

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - The Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and the Kennett Police Department arrested 26 people on Thursday after a yearlong undercover drug investigation.

The Kennett Police Department said methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medication were purchased during the investigation.

Police said the following people were arrested:

Nick Hollywood, 35, of Kennett, was charged with 3 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Shirley J. Jones, 46, of Malden, was charged with a felony of distribution of a controlled substance.

Houston McElwrath, 21, of Kennett, was charged with a felony of distribution of a controlled substance.

Robert Leonard, 32, of Kennett, was charged with 2 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Kennett Police say Leonard was already in custody at the Department of Corrections on unrelated charges.

Charles S. Mohr, 24, of Steele, was charged with 2 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Danny E. Nixon II, 30, of Kennett, was charged with 2 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Homer Peel, 56, of Malden, was charged with 5 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Joey Myers, 27, of Kennett, was charged with 2 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Levester Rhines, 36, of Kennett, was charged with 2 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Cyndy Woods or Cyndy Fuller, 44, of Kennett, was charged with 5 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Mark Stigall, 26, of Arbyrd, was charged with 3 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Jonathon Conley, 35, of Kennett, was charged with a felony count of distribution of a controlled substance. Kennett police said there are more charges pending.

Joseph Babbitt Jr., 55, of Kennett, was charged with a felony count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Jamie S. Haynes, 39, of Kennett, was charged with a felony count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Jamie Holliman, 35, of Kennett, was charged with a felony count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Lecia Parnell, 39, of Kennett, was charged with 2 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Larry Autry, 49, of Kennett, was charged with a felony count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Stephen Hughes Sr., 39, of Kennett, was charged with 3 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Paula Laboone, 54, of Kennett, was charged with 2 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Eddie Holmes, 52, of Kennett, was charged with a felony count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Darius Shavers, 27, of Kennett, was charged with 2 different felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Tervoris Causey, 34, of Kennett, was charged with a count of distribution of a controlled substance. Kennett police said Causey was also charged with possession with intent to distribute and two pounds of marijuana and felon in possession of a firearm.

Steve Bowen, 49, of Kennett, was charged with 2 felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Police said Bowen was taken to the Department of Corrections on unrelated charges.

Sandra Gattis, 40, of Hornersville, was charged with 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Robbie Lance, 36, of Kennett, was charged with 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Lafondra Robinson, 31, of Caruthersville, was charged with 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

The Kennett Police Depatment said there were several law enforcement agencies helping with the roundup including,


The Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dunklin County Sheriff's Department and the Malden, Caruthersville and Steele Police Departments.

Kennett police said they expect to arrest more people as a result of this investigation.

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