Four arrested in Martinsburg drug bust
During the evening hours of October 13, the Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the East Central Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant on South Second Street in Martinsburg.
As a result of the search warrant one suspect was arrested for possession of a methamphetamine.
Additionally three suspects who were present at the residence were taken into custody for outstanding arrest warrants from Warren and Montgomery Counties, and transported directly to those counties.
One will also be charged later in Audrain County for possession of methamphetamine.
Those arrested were Beverly Sue Dowell, age 54, of Martinsburg, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child. Dowell’s bond is set at $25,000.
Sarah Ann Wideman, age 49, for possession of methamphetamine and a Montgomery County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of passing a bad check. Wideman was released to Montgomery County pending the filing of charges for possession of methamphetamine in Audrain County. Wideman’s bond is set at $2,607.79 cash only.
Devin Michael Heinz, age 26, of Montgomery City, on a Montgomery County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of a seat belt violation. Heinz was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. Heinz bond is set at $10 cash only.
Kacey Marie Cain, age 25, of Montgomery City, on a Warren County warrant for assault. Kane was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and posted a $500 cash only bond.
The task force reported the following amounts of drug seizures as a result of their enforcement efforts in the previous quarter (July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013).
Methamphetamine, 2,124 grams; Psilocybin, 10 grams; Marijuana, 1,192 grams; Synthetics drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoids/Cathinones), 204 grams; Pseudoephedrine, 11 grams; prescription drugs/pills, 202 units.
During the previous quarter, the East Central Drug Task Force also seized 13 firearms, disassembled 17 methamphetamine drug laboratories, served 20 search warrants, arresting 49 individuals, totaling 60 separate drug charges.
The task force credits their success to local and surrounding law enforcement agencies’ and the public’s cooperation.
The East Central Drug Task Force was organized in 2001 and serves the cities of Bowling Green, Mexico, Montgomery City, Vandalia and Warrenton, the counties of Audrain, Montgomery and Warren, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
If you have any information regarding a possible methamphetamine laboratory, growing of marijuana, or other information about the distribution of narcotics, please contact your local law enforcement agency or you can call the following toll free numbers to reach the East Central Drug Task Force, 1-888-823-METH (6384) or 1-800-BAD-WEED (223-9333). All callers have the option of remaining anonymous.