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Desloge PD continues attack on illegal drugs

Using drugs in Desloge is a bad idea according to incident reports for the first part of August. Chief James Bullock and the Desloge Police Department are making keeping the streets free of drugs a priority in the community.   

The names of those arrested are not released until formal charges are filed per Daily Journal policy.

At 3 a.m. on Aug. 8, Patrolman Greg Northrup stopped a vehicle for failing to maintain a single lane on Bush Lane. During the stop the officer learned that two of the three people in the vehicle had active warrants. An investigation at the scene resulted in the discovery of syringes and rolling papers.

The stop led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Farmington woman on suspicion of felony possession of drug paraphernalia. A 42-year-old Park Hills man was arrested on an active warrant.

The next day, at 10:55 a.m., Patrolman Brad Tinker was dispatched to Parkland Pharmacy in reference to two suspicious males, one possibly armed, sitting in front of the store.

An investigation revealed one of the men, a 36-year-old from Kennett, Mo., had an active warrant and he was arrested. The other person, a 36-year-old from Bonne Terre, was found in possession of a controlled substance and he was also arrested.  

On Aug. 10 a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of meth and drug paraphernalia. Cpl. Dustin Cash made the stop on Hawthorne as the driver was going the wrong way down the one-way street. When he approached the driver she appeared to be very nervous.

A records check showed the 43-year-old Bonne Terre woman was on probation for possession of a controlled substance. Police say she consented to a search of the vehicle, which resulted in the discovery of three small bags of meth and paraphernalia. The woman was arrested on felony drug charges.

A car parked on Spencer Road with its lights on and door open while the driver appeared to be lying in the weeds next to it resulted in an arrest at 1:27 a.m. on Aug. 18. Patrolman Brad Judge found the scene just as described.

The male subject, who appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug, according to police records, had a pack of syringes in plain view in a pocket of his clothing. The officer also discovered a loaded syringe that contained a brownish-red liquid. The 34-year-old Park Hills resident was arrested on felony drug charges.

A domestic dispute at 11:50 a.m. on Aug. 19 resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old Desloge resident.

Patrolman Dan Russell responded to the scene where he discovered one of the involved parties was in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

In an unrelated case, shoplifting at Walmart with methamphetamine in his possession resulted in a trip to jail for a 43-year-old Bonne Terre man. Patrolman Erik Null answered a call for a shoplifter and discovered the illegal substance during his investigation.  


Pat Pratt is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3616 or

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