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Kennett police make several arrests linked to K2 investigation

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KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

The Kennett Police Department arrested two people Tuesday in connection to an ongoing investigation stemming from several instances of citizens overdosing on K2, a synthetic form of marijuana.

According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, officers served two search warrants at two separate homes in Kennett around 11:55 a.m. Tuesday.

The warrants were served in the 200-block of Chance Street and the 300-block of Central Street.

During the search, police seized an unspecified amount of K2, cocaine, prescription pills, several pieces of drug paraphernalia and other items used in the packaging and sale of drugs.

Officers arrested 38-year-old Lavirous Turner, 41-year-old Lisa Turner, 26-year-old Martez Smith and 53-year-old Claude Smoot, all of Kennett.

Lavirous and Lisa Turner are both charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

They are being held in the Dunklin County Justice Center pending the filing of formal charges with the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s Office.

Smith was arrested on a Caruthersville municipal warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of two counts of stealing. He is being held on a $500 bond.

Smoot was arrested on a Kennett municipal warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of domestic assault. He is being held on a $250 bond.

The Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office with these arrests.

According to the Kennett Police Criminal Investigation Division, this investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. 

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