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      Nine arrested in drug sweep

      Click here to see our previous story... A several month long investigation ends with nine people arrested in an early morning drug sweep across Macon and Adair Counties.Macon County Sheriff Robert Dawson said We started about 6 a.m., we sent teams out with warrants and had real good success gathering them all up.

      One suspect is still at large, but Dawson said the necessary steps are being taken to get the subject behind bars as soon as possible.

      Three others were also charged in the bust, but were already in prison on other charges.

      The Macon County Sheriff TMs Office headed up the investigation named Operation St. Patrick TMs Smackdown, along with the Macon Police, LaPlata Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol, North Missouri Drug Task Force and the Adair County Sheriff's Office.

      Kelly Hayes, 23 " Macon, Mo.2 counts Distribution of a Controlled Substance - $45,000 Bond Jacoby Kelly, 22 " Macon, Mo.3 counts Distribution of a Controlled Substance - $45,000 Bond Derrick Kelso, 20 " LaPlata, Mo.Distribution of a Controlled Substance Near Public Housing - $75,000 Bond Deehanna Gholston, 26 " Macon, Mo.2 counts Distribution of a Controlled Substance - $20,000 Bond Damon Mason, 34 " St. Louis3 counts Distribution of a Controlled Substance - $45,000 Bond Jesse Perkins, 19 " Macon, Mo.Distribution of a Controlled Substance - $45,000 Bond Crystal Boles, 30 " Macon, Mo.Distribution of a Controlled Substance - $45,000 Bond Opal Perkins, 32 - KirksvilleDistribution of a Controlled Substance - $45,000 Bond Kiashia Smith, 37 " KirksvilleDistribution of a Controlled Substance - $45,000 Bond Viewer comments on our previous story..... MsAnne said: Thursday at 2:49 PMHow do we know that some of these people weren't set up by a crooked undercover state patrolman, like happened in Sullivan County several years ago? Later, it became known that the undercover stae patrolman was a member of a car theft ring that involved three states, and was accused of planting drugs in the car of a police officer that was going to testify against him. I'm just saying, most of these people are probably guilty, but there are some who may have been a government officials' pawn, or simply an innocent victim. Let's wait for their trials before we condemn!Concerned Adair Co Citizen said: Thursday at 3:58 PMI am glad that KTVO takes responsiblity to inform the public of incidences like this most people act like they are unaware this kind of thing goes on, most of the time right under their noses. These people need to be pointed out so others will be aware of what will happen to them when they get caught too. There needs to be tougher laws so they all pay the consequences of their actions. We MUST protect our children and our families from the dangers of people like this.maconite said: Thursday at 5:30 PMWOW, im shocked i talked to a police officer last week and he said macon didnt have a drug problemView the rest of the comments on our previous story...
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