21 face charges in Phelps County drug bust - KMOV.com

21 face charges in Phelps County drug bust

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PHELPS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Law enforcement officials with the South Central Drug Task Force in Phelps County announced 21 suspects charged in relation to a months-long undercover narcotics investigation.

Of the 21 suspects identified, 14 of the suspects were located and arrested, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department said. The other seven suspects were already incarcerated for previous cases.

“This warrant round-up should send a strong message to the criminal element of Phelps County that we are serious about stopping the flow of illegal drugs in this community,” said Sheriff Richard L. Lisenbe in a press release. “We will continue our efforts to curtail the illegal drug trade in Phelps County.”

The bond was set for the suspects ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.

Officials said the arrests were the result of a narcotics investigation spanning several months by the South Central Drug Task Force and were presented to a Grand Jury.

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