24 arrested in two-county drug sweep

A large-scale, multi-jurisdictional narcotics roundup Wednesday morning yielded 24 arrests in Central Missouri, with 23 people still at-large.

The raid was conducted by the MUSTANG and East Central drug task forces. Members of the Fulton Police Department, Callaway County Sheriff’s Department, Cole County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson City Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol also participated in the roundup, which yielded 19 arrests in Callaway County and another five in Cole County.

Those from Callaway County who are still being sought by authorities are: Charles A. Robinson Sr., Bradley C. Barrett, Mark S. Foreman, Kyle D. Rutherford, Kimberly K. Case, Tatum Carter, Doreen Blackmon, Charles R. Harris, Richard B. Hagedorn and Linda B. David, all for distribution of a controlled substance.

Those from Cole County who are still being sought are: Antoine Davis, Terrance Thomas, Terrance Perkins, Tracey Davis, Brien Robinson, Becky Forbes, Otis Resonno, James Weed, Daren Carter, Robert Bonner, Joseph Frank, Cedric McCrary and Christopher Miller.

Taken into custody in Callaway County were:

  • Thomas J. Pittmon, on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance near public housing;
  • Margaret M. Rodecap, on one count distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Linda Holliman, on two counts of distribution of controlled substance;
  • Freddie J. Eads, on one count of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of distribution of a controlled substance near public housing;
  • Janet L. Griffey, on one count of distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Victory Ray Mantel Jr., on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Harley R. Mantel, on one count distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Ryan Lee Miller, on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Judy Ann Dickens, on three counts of distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Barry Richard Mudd, on three counts of distribution of a controlled substance near schools;
  • Charles N. McNeil, on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance near schools;
  • Alan K. Lawson, on distribution of a controlled substance prior persistent offender;
  • Curtis L. Mahnken, on distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Crystal Marie Foreman, on one count of distribution of a controlled substance near schools;
  • Robert Lee Pittmon Jr., on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance prior persistent offender;
  • Andrew A. Anyaeto, on one count of distribution of a controlled substance near public housing;
  • Jennifer M. David. on three counts of distribution of a controlled substance; and
  • Mark William Holliman, on one count distribution of a controlled substance.

An additional arrest was made in New Bloomfield when officers went to an address looking for a subject with an arrest indictment and found David Wyatt Jr. to be in possession of stolen property at that location. Wyatt was arrested for receiving stolen property.

In Cole County, those arrested for distribution of a controlled substance were: Sonya Clark, Alohn Griffin, Terrell Williams, Tanya Bailey and James Fox. A search warrant was also conducted at Fox’s residence, where a large amount of marijuana, two firearms and U.S. currency were seized.

Fulton Chief of Detectives Lt. Andre Cook said the roundup, which started at 5 a.m. Wednesday, was not unusual in the number of warrants or arrests for such an undertaking. Although the charges are all similar in nature, he said the arrests were not necessarily all related to the same case.

“It’s a series of cases made by undercover officers attached to the MUSTANG task force, including officers from Fulton and Jefferson City,” Cook said. “An undercover officer typically makes their case and presents to the grand jury ... the grand jury will decide whether to make indictments, and then we serve them.”

Aside from the inability to locate all of the people for whom warrants were issued, Cook said officers “didn’t have any problems with the indictments” Wednesday.

As for the individuals still at-large, he said the search for them continues.

“All law enforcement agencies will be looking for these subjects,” Cook said. “Some will turn themselves in, others will be arrested as part of routine enforcement.”

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