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DEA announces new initiative called “Project Wave Breaker” to disrupt flow of fentanyl into the United States

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Project Wave Breaker, to disrupt the flow of deadly fentanyl into the United States. Project Wave Breaker will direct interdiction, enforcement, and outreach efforts to high-impact areas to disrupt the flow of fentanyl in and around the United States. The initiative will also employ analytical intelligence assets […]

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California woman sentenced to 27 years in prison for her role in meth conspiracy

A Pomona, California, woman was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in Jasper County, Missouri. Melissa R. Kivett, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 9, 2019, Kivett pleaded guilty to participating in a […]

Drug Raid

Nigerian citizen arrested in Kirksville following execution of search warrant

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Nigerian citizen in Kirksville on Wednesday morning following the execution of a search warrant. The Adair County prosecuting attorney charged 21-year-old Ifeanyi Nnaji (If-ay-ahn-yee Nah-jee) on Thursday with felony delivery of a controlled substance, six counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony unlawful use […]

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Hy-Vee Pharmacy installing drug take-back receptacles

To further assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic, Hy-Vee, Inc. announces it has purchased and will install drug take-back receptacles by Nov. 7, 2019, in all 276 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region to provide customers a secure place to dispose of unused medications, including controlled substances. The availability of drug take-back receptacles […]

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Authorities arrest Trenton man, extradite two back to Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton resident on drug-related charges and the extradition of two other individuals on probation violations in the last few days. Sean Philip Biller was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with the felonies of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of […]

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Former Sullivan County Prosecuting Attorney appears in court on drug charges

A former Prosecuting Attorney for Sullivan County appeared on Wednesday as a defendant in criminal cases in the Associate Division of circuit court. 49-year-old Jerry Hollon waived formal arraignment on alleged drug counts. Online court information shows Hollon faces two counts involving an alleged conspiracy. One is alleged distribution, delivery, manufacture, or production of a […]

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Trenton police arrest Milan couple on counterfeit and drug allegations

A Milan couple faces multiple charges in Grundy County including the passing of alleged $50.00 counterfeit bills at two Trenton businesses last week. Fifty-one-year-old Michael Dean Courtney and 48-year-old Georgeanna Kay Courtney were arrested by Trenton Police on Friday. Each has a $20,000 cash bond pending their appearances Tuesday in Associate Division of Grundy County […]

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Hy-Vee Pharmacies To Participate in “National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day”

Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that 52 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska will participate in National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Drug take-back areas will be located in the Hy-Vee pharmacy or clinic’s parking lot and all prescription medications, including controlled substances, will be accepted. For a […]

Prison Sentence

Bethany man sentenced for stealing pain-killing drugs, replacing vials with water

A former paramedic with two northwest Missouri ambulance districts was sentenced in federal court for stealing pain-killing drugs and replacing the vials with water. Joseph L. Comstock, 31, of Bethany, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to two years and six months in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 12, 2017, Comstock […]

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Chillicothe Woman charged with first-degree manslaughter

A Chillicothe woman is due in circuit court next week in following her arrest last week in connection with a death of another Chillicothe woman in April. 54-year-old Rena Boley has been charged with one count of first-degree involuntary manslaughter for an April 16th incident. The Chillicothe Police Department took Rena Boley into custody June 9th in the 400 block […]