Police dept. seizes 54 pounds of meth in historic bust

Police dept. seizes 54 pounds of meth in historic bust

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - A police department says they've made a historic drug bust.

According to the Kennett Police Department Facebook page, a "major covert operation" successfully concluded on Thursday.

Officers seized about 54 pounds of methamphetamine and a large undisclosed amount of cash.

Multiple arrests were made; however, the suspects' names were not immediately released.

Kennett officers along with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office and Caruthersville Police Department assisted the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Drug Enforcement Administration during this investigation.

KPD states the bust is the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the history of the department.

"Our department and our officers are very proud of the teamwork utilized by everyone involved in the investigation that stopped this huge amount of methamphetamine from being flooded into our local communities," the post concluded.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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