Breaking News

Not guilty verdict in Jefferson City murder trial May 6, 2016

Man, woman charged in heroin bust

Charges were filed Wednesday against a man and a woman from Jefferson City who were arrested Tuesday after a narcotics search warrant was served at their residence.

According to court records, Benjamin Nilges, 29, and his girlfriend, Haley Johnson, 20, both of 1421 E. Miller St., were each charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of the controlled substances Suboxone and Kolonopin, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statements show that upon entering the residence, officers found Nilges and Johnson sitting on a couch in the living room with several controlled substances lying in front of them on a coffee table.

A 1-week-old baby found at the residence was turned over to the state’s Family Services Division.

Read additional details in our newspaper or e-Edition. Newspaper subscribers: Click on an e-Edition article and log in using your current account information at no extra charge. For e-edition help, e-mail Click here to purchase the full version of archived articles.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Nilges was being held in the Cole County Jail without bond, and Johnson was being held on $100,000 bond.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments