User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Work Crews Recover Nearly 700 Pound Drug Stash In Ravine Near St. Joseph
Posted by Randy on 2014/7/30 4:48:50 (671 reads) News by the same author

(newspressnow.com) - Prisoners and a Buchanan County sheriff’s deputy uncovered more than they expected in a ravine south of St. Joseph.
Click to see original Image in a new window

“In all, there were 678 1-pound marijuana packages and three large sacks of loose weed,” said Mike Donaldson, commander of the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force.

The street value, if sold in 1-ounce packages, is more than $1 million, Mr. Donaldson said.

The site is in a deep ravine near a county road, and it took some real effort to put it down there, he said.

On Monday, the prison work crew brought up eight double-sacked bags weighing about 25 pounds each.

“But the bags felt funny,” said Deputy Matthew Thornton, the work crew supervisor.

He opened a bag to see if he could identify who was dumping trash, but instead found the marijuana.

“Who’d have ever thought we’d find that much,” Mr. Thornton said. “It was unreal. I couldn’t believe it.”

When he realized he was looking at a drug cache, he contacted the Strike Force and had the inmates stop working until additional officers were on the scene.

“The Strike Force believes the marijuana was locally cultivated and harvested,” Mr. Donaldson said. “It’s definitely not ditch weed.”

The discovery is another benefit from the county’s cleanup program started in May by Sheriff Mike Strong, Western District Commissioner Ron Hook and Associate Circuit judges Keith Marquart and Ron Taylor.

“We had a photo of this trash site sent in in May but hadn’t been able to get there until Monday,” Mr. Hook said. “It turned out to be an exciting day for everyone involved.”

The commissioner also sees a scary part to this discovery. This much marijuana in a small community shows how invasive the drug culture can be, Mr. Hook said.

The entire cache was cataloged and then destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. All of the appropriate federal agencies had been notified, according to the Strike Force.

Anyone who may stumble on a similar cache of drugs or have knowledge of a related drug site is asked to contact the Strike Force at (816) 233-3377.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/11/20 10:11:22 - Trenton Purchasing Committee Meets For First Time
2014/11/20 10:09:02 - Breakfast Fundraiser Planned At VFW Hall In Trenton
2014/11/20 10:06:10 - Grundy County Commission Accepts Snow Removal Bid
2014/11/20 10:04:01 - Livingston County Library Hosts Decorating Program
2014/11/20 10:01:54 - Grundy County Nursing Home District Meets
2014/11/20 9:58:51 - Chillicothe Fire Department Responds To Grass And Shed Fires
2014/11/20 4:56:43 - Teen Pedestrian Hit By Van In Jamesport
2014/11/20 4:25:40 - Youngest Defendant Pleads Guilty To 3 Murders That Happened 5 Years Ago
2014/11/20 4:21:46 - Man Missing For Over A Month Found In Branson
2014/11/20 4:18:56 - Combine Sharing Program Aims To Boost Farm Income
2014/11/20 4:16:00 - Police: Young Man Beaten And Run Over
2014/11/20 4:12:27 - Monthly Budget For Mom Who Left Kids In Hot Car: $4,172
2014/11/20 4:03:25 - Gilman City Man Dies In Crowder State Park Accident
2014/11/19 10:21:39 - Trenton Board Of Public Works Meets
2014/11/19 6:35:15 - Cameron Trucker Receives Minor Injuries In Highway 169 Accident
2014/11/19 6:30:00 - Chillicothe, Hamilton Residents Injured In Highway 36 Accident
2014/11/19 4:25:58 - Baby Given ZzzQuil By Mom Also Had Nicotine Poisoning
2014/11/19 4:23:14 - New Bullet Dubbed "Last Round You'll Ever Need" Hits Market
2014/11/19 4:18:52 - Monster Snow Storm Hits New York: More Than 4 Feet Of Snow Falls
2014/11/19 4:14:42 - Missouri Executes Leon Taylor For 1994 Killing
2014/11/19 4:10:59 - Additional Plans Announced For Festival Of Trees
2014/11/19 4:08:21 - Spickard Board Of Education Meets
2014/11/19 4:05:16 - Princeton Board Of Education Meeting Report
2014/11/19 4:01:47 - Pickup Overturns Injuring Two In Livingston County
2014/11/19 3:55:51 - Livingston County Sheriff Arrests Two On Burglary Charges
2014/11/18 10:00:00 - Mound City Man Dies In Bridge Collapse
2014/11/18 9:58:46 - Trenton Police Department Conducts Alcohol Compliance Check On Local Businesses
2014/11/18 9:29:57 - Missouri Corn Crop Averages More Than 200 Bushels Per Acre
2014/11/18 7:41:01 - Four Vehicle Accident Near Cameron Injures Three
2014/11/18 7:37:35 - Two Separate Accidents Cause Injures To Maysville And Lenexa Residents



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM