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2 arrested in fentanyl bust in Branson, Mo.

Dewayne White/Cory Jackson/Taney County Sheriff's Office
Dewayne White/Cory Jackson/Taney County Sheriff's Office(KY3)
Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 12:11 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2021 at 4:09 PM CST
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BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) - Police seized a large amount of fentanyl in a drug bust in Branson.

Police arrested Corey Jackson and Dwayne White for selling fentanyl.

Officers executed a search warrant at Jackson’s home in the 600 block of Eiserman. Investigators found nearly $6,700 in Jackson’s home, large amounts of marijuana in the bedroom, and 484 grams of a substance that tested positive for fentanyl. During the search, investigators say Dwayne White took off in a vehicle, hitting an unoccupied police car. Officers later arrested him.

“Fentanyl is a rather strong opioid and has led to a large number of overdose deaths in our country over the last few years,” said William Duston, the Taney County prosecutor. “We’re seeing an increase in that, hence the reason both those agencies and all law enforcement agencies in the state of Missouri have that as an emphasis to try and stop that distribution.”

Jackson faces drug trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child charges. White faces resisting arrest, armed criminal action, and possession of a controlled substance.

“We as the prosecutor’s office and we as the citizens of Taney County really appreciate the efforts of both the Taney County Sheriff’s Office and the Branson Police Department for their work on this case and for their ongoing efforts to try to keep our communities safe from fentanyl,” said Duston.

Court documents say Jackson had three children living at the residence with him.Investigators say the bags of fentanyl were located on a shelf in the door of the fridge within reach of the children.

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