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Local man arrested on drug charges

A Bonne Terre man was arrested on several drug counts by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for selling drugs on several occasions.

Jason Braswell, 40, is being charged with two class B felonies of distribution of a controlled substance and a class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

According to a probable cause statement, on Oct. 27 the patrol used one of their confidential informants to prearrange a purchase of one gram of methamphetamine from Braswell. The informant had previously stated that Braswell routinely sold meth from the place he was living, which was a camper off East Oak Street in Bonne Terre parked behind a business.

Later that evening the informant was able to purchase one gram of meth for $100 from Braswell. The officer reported that the transaction happened inside the camper and the meth later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

On Dec. 6 the officer again used an informant and prearranged to purchase another gram of drug from Braswell. The officer reported that after text conversations the informant was able to make another $100 purchase, which subsequently field tested positive for meth.

Then on Dec. 15 a search warrant was applied for and granted for Braswell’s camper. After officers executed the search warrant they found methamphetamine, baggies for packaging, scales and glass pipes with residue.

Braswell was booked into the St. Francois County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

Jason Braswell

Jason Braswell

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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