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Posted by Randy on 2014/6/26 4:45:25 (376 reads) News by the same author

(rolladailynews.com) - Phelps County sheriff's deputy Paul Lambert is a well-known figure in Edgar Springs. He can give you a "who's who" of drug offenders while passing through the streets of this small town.
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"Unfortunately recidivism in this business is what helps us keep our jobs," he said.

Lambert, who has worked for the sheriff's department for more than 20 years, was part of a drug warrant roundup that took place Tuesday across Phelps and Dent counties.

During the past 30 months, officers assigned to the South Central Drug Task Force have been conducting covert narcotic operations in and around Phelps County, which led to Tuesday's roundup.

The task force is a narcotics unit that serves eight counties in the region.

Out of close to 50 arrest warrants issued, the roundup led to 29 people arrested on drug-related charges.

The day began with a 6 a.m. briefing held at the Phelps County Sheriff's Department. Law enforcement officers from the Rolla, St. James and Salem police departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), and the Phelps and Dent county sheriffs' departments gathered for the briefing.

After instructions were given, six teams consisting of four or five officers headed out across the county with a list of people who had been issued warrants for their arrests. While the teams were searching, administrative personnel began gathering intelligence to support the teams.
"We do these round-ups after some long-term investigations have taken place," Lambert explained. "These investigations can go on for a year or a year and a half. Some on the list are bigger drug offenders than others."

He added that undercover drug enforcement agents will conduct covert narcotics operations in the "drug world" in order to get a good case against these people.

Lambert was joined by team leader, trooper Nic Smith of the MSHP, Rolla police officer Tom Grisham and MSHP trooper John Cobb.

The Tuesday morning trip to Edgar Springs led to the arrest of Thomas R. and Kathy R. Kasprzak in the 31000 block of Private Drive 6265. While serving the arrest warrants, officers became suspicious of activities inside the residence.

A search of the residence revealed a second marijuana growing operation. Items seized included 18 marijuana plants and approximately three pounds of processed marijuana.

The Edgar Springs residents, who are both 62 years old, were each arrested for manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Additional warrants have been requested.

They were placed in the Phelps County Jail and each of their bonds was set at $100,000.

Leads to four other people wanted on drug-related charges in Edgar Springs turned up empty.

"This is very much a cat-and-mouse game," said Lambert. "We get a lot of bad addresses and these people move around a lot. But two for five today isn't bad."

Phelps County Sheriff Rick Lisenbe agreed.

"Law enforcement came together today and we were able to take out some of the major drug problems in our area," he said. "This is just the start. As the word dies down that we are out there doing this, we will step up our efforts and bring in the rest of these warrants."

Officers will continue to search for and arrest more people in and around Phelps County for felony drug warrants.

Suspects arrested in Tuesday’s roundup A round-up conducted by several area law enforcement agencies netted 29 arrests.

Five individuals were located who had been placed in jail just prior to the operation.

Those individuals and the charges for which they were arrested are as follows:

Seth German, 22, of Rolla, who was arrested for distribution of marijuana, will continue to serve time in the Phelps County Jail with a $100,000 bond.

Daniel Jewel Wilson, 29, of Edgar Springs, who was arrested for distribution of heroin, will continue to serve time in the Phelps County Jail with a $100,000 bond.

Percy D. Golden, 41, of St Robert, who was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine, will continue to serve time in the Phelps County Jail with a $250,000 bond.

Jackie Mullins, 35, of Cuba, Missouri, who was arrested for distribution of morphine, will continue to serve time in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Robert B. Bishop, 26, of Doolittle, who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, will continue to serve time in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

The following individuals were arrested by the teams during Tuesday’s roundup and transported to the Phelps County Jail:

Michael P. Valley, 36, of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine with a $100,000 bond.

David A. Ridenhower, 22, of Doolittle, was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.

Suzannah Marie Strom, 40, of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of heroin with a $250,000 bond.
Tristin Allen Paul Affolter, 20, of Doolittle, was arrested for distribution of hydrocodone with a $50,000 bond.

Timmoundes Lamark Mack Jr., 20, of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of marijuana with a $5,000 bond.

Sarah L. Sagel, 22, of Newburg, was arrested on two counts of distribution of Xanax in public or government assisted housing with a $250,000 bond.
Henrietta Taber, 55, of St. James, was arrested for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.

Ronald D. Taber, 54, of St. James, was arrested for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.

Johnny L. Watring, 31, of St. James, was arrested for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone and morphine) with a $100,000 bond.

Michael R. Trumbo, 37, of St. James, was arrested on four counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia with a $250,000 bond.

Kristal D. Edmonds, 30, of St. James, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia with a $5,000 bond.

Richard Charles Maddox, 51, of Salem, was arrested on three counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, heroin and alprazolam) with a $100,000 bond.

Belinda G. Kankolenski, 50, of Edgar Springs, was arrested on two counts of distribution of oxycodone with a $250,000 bond.

Trevor Kenneth Moon, 19, of Gravois Mills, was arrested on one count of distribution of marijuana near a secondary school and two counts of distribution of marijuana with a $200,000 bond.

Ronald D. Taber, 54, of St. James, was arrested for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.

Holly Clayton, 19, of Rolla, was arrested on two counts of distribution of oxycontin with a $100,000 bond.

Rebecca L. Clayton, 42, of Rolla, was arrested on two counts of distribution of oxycontin with a $100,000 bond.

Penny L. Royal, 51, of Licking, was arrested for distribution of hydrocodone with a $30,000 bond.
Kathy R. Kasprzak, 62, of Edgar Springs, was arrested for manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute with a $100,000 bond.

Thomas R. Kasprzak, 62, of Edgar Springs, was arrested for manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute with a $100,000 bond.

Jedadiah L. Sherman, 32, of Newburg, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine with a $50,000 bond.

Kalib J. Aungerer, 19, of Rolla, was arrested on two counts of distribution of marijuana with a $50,000 bond.

Joshua Allen Burbey, 20, of Rolla, was arrested for distribution of marijuana with a $50,000 bond.
Joshua Lee Brazzle, 26, of Rolla, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and associated paraphernalia and possession of marijuana and associated paraphernalia with a $50,000 bond.

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