Several arrested in drug busts in Pike County

Brent Meier

Brent Meier

June 5 was the completion of several separate and joint drug investigations by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and the East Central Drug Task Force.  The following persons were picked up during an arrest warrant round up conducted by Sheriff’s Deputies, Task Force Officers, Officers with Bowling Green and Louisiana Police and the Highway Patrol.  The charges were filled by Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher with bonds set by the Honorable Judge David Ash.
John W. Harrison, 34, of Louisiana, charged with class A felony distribution of a controlled substance near a school (methamphetamine). Bond was set at $50,000 cash only.  And a class D felony of driving while revoked. Bond was set at $5,000 10% cash or surety. At the time of this release was in custody Pike County Jail.
Roosevelt Burse, 64, of Louisiana, charged with class B felony distribution of a controlled substance (cocaine).  Bond was set at $25,000 cash only which he posted the same day.
Leslie J. Miller, 23, of Bowling Green, charged with class B felony possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana). Bond was set $25,000 cash only. At the time of this release was in custody Pike County Jail.
Edward R. Oberhaus, 31, of Bowling Green, charged with class C felony distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana).  Bond was set $10,000 cash only. At the time of this release was in custody Pike County Jail.
Brent A. Meier, 60, of Louisiana, charged with class C felony distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana).  Bond was set $10,000 cash only. At the time of this release was in custody Pike County Jail.
Gary Mebruer, 48, of Bowling Green, charged with class B felony manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) and class C felony endangering welfare of a child by growing marijuana in the child’s closet. Bond was set $25,000 cash only. At the time of this release was in custody Pike County Jail.
Dena M. Mebruer, 45, of Bowling Green, charged with class C felony endangering welfare of a child by growing marijuana in the child’s closet. Bond was set $10,000 cash only. At the time of this release was in custody Pike County Jail.
Bruce Steward, 39, of Louisiana, charged with class B felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (cocaine) and class C felony endangering welfare of a child by possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (cocaine) in the presence of the child. Bond was set $25,000 cash only. At the time of this release was in custody Pike County Jail.
Michele L. Branham, 28, of Louisiana, charged with class C felony endangering welfare of a child by allowing a child to be in the home where cocaine was within reach. Bond was set $5,000 10% cash or surety. At the time of this release was in custody Pike County Jail.
Kiel T. Rogers, formerly of Bowling Green, charged with class B felony distribution of a controlled substance (heroin).  Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.
Rogers is currently incarcerated in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
The following two were still at large at the time of this release.
Richard K. Breen, 34, of Louisiana, charged with class B felony possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana). Bond was set $25,000 cash only.
Seth M. Adams, 25, of Bowling Green, charged with class C felony distribution of a controlled substance (synthetic marijuana).  Bond was set $10,000 cash only.
Sheriff Korte would like to thank the public for their tips and information they share to help conduct these investigations.
And Sheriff Korte also thanked all the deputies and officers who he suspects actually work more hours than they put down on their time sheets.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm