Citizen's tip leads to large drug bust in Sikeston

Citizen's tip leads to large drug bust in Sikeston
Officers found 1.8 ounces of cocaine in the house. (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Officers found 1.8 ounces of cocaine in the house. (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Officers found 4.8 ounces of marijuana in the house, along with other drugs. (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Officers found 4.8 ounces of marijuana in the house, along with other drugs. (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Police also found $7,000 cash in the house. (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)
Police also found $7,000 cash in the house. (Source: Sikeston Department of Public Safety)

SIKESTON, MO (KAIT) - Sikeston's Department of Public Safety recently investigated a tip that led to a drug arrest.

Sikeston's narcotic investigators received a tip Wednesday even that there was a large amount of drugs at a house in the 600-block of Lake Street.

The tip said that the house was being used by Joe Allen Alexander for drug distribution.

During the initial investigation, officers also found that Alexander was recently released from federal custody and was on supervised release.

When officers went to Alexander's door, "they were engulfed with the smell of marijuana," according to the press release.

He granted police permission to search the house.

Officers found 1.8 ounces of cocaine, 4.8 ounces of marijuana, 35 hydrocodone pills and $7,000 in cash during their search.

Alexander was arrested and charged with 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

He is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is now asking the community to help in their fight against drugs.

They are asking anyone with information that will help in their investigations to contact the Sikeston Criminal Investigation Unit at 573-471-4711.

You can also private message them on Facebook, or visit the Sikeston DPS at 201 S. Kingshighway.

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