JC residents sentenced in separate drug cases

Three Jefferson City residents were recently sentenced to 120 days shock detention after pleading guilty in separate drug cases.

• Jeremy Roark, 26, of 5217 Veil of Tears, was charged with distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia following a drug raid in March.

Cole County Sheriff Greg White reported a search of Roark’s home in the Apache Flats area “resulted in the seizure of one-half ounce of methamphetamine, approximately $4,300 cash, digital scales, plastic baggies, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.”

In separate probable cause statements, Jefferson City Police Det. Mike Ottolini reported Roark was in the dining room when a “Ziploc bag containing approximately 7 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine was seized from his pants pocket,” and an identical bag was found, in a shirt pocket, in Roark’s bedroom.

Ottolini reported Roark said the bags were his “and his wife knew nothing about it. He claimed he did not use methamphetamine, but refused to answer whether or not he had sold the substance.”

• Antonio Banks, 22, was charged in possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm following a drug raid in February.

According to police reports, the department’s community action team was investigating outstanding warrants in the 1100 block of Buena Vista.

During the course of the investigation, officers encountered Banks in the bedroom of an apartment and noticed the smell of marijuana.

A search warrant was obtained, and officers discovered 12 baggies of packaged marijuana within a coat belonging to Banks, as well as a firearm in his backpack.

• Stephen Jackson III, 44, of 5605 Heritage Highway, was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

While serving a narcotics search warrant in February, authorities found six packaged bags of marijuana in his home along with an electronic scale.

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