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Kennett residents arrested for meth, pills

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

Officers arrested two Kennett residents Friday night for trying to sell drugs.

Kennett police officers responded to the 400-block of South Anthony Street in reference to someone attempting to sell drugs to the residents, according to a news release posted on the police department’s Facebook page.

The suspects had left in a car by the time police got to the scene.

Officers were able to quickly find the car and pull it over on Fifth Street.

During the stop, officers found an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, Alprazolam and synthetic marijuana known as K2.

Officers arrested 23-year-old Jessica Southerland and 32-year-old Matthew Waller, both of Kennett.

Southerland was charged with possession of a synthetic cannabinoid with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance for Alprazolam and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Waller was charged with possession of a synthetic cannabinoid with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were both taken to the Dunklin County Justice Center and placed on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s Office.

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