Twenty-five people were indicted in Cooper County after a long-term investigation by the Boonville Police Department and the MUSTANG Drug Task led to a seizure of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and prescription narcotics. Fifteen of the suspects have been arrested since Tuesday and police are seeking additional suspects, Boonville police said.
Boonville police and the drug task force were assisted by the Cooper, Howard and Boone County Sheriff’s Offices and the Columbia and Glasgow Police Departments.
Boonville residents Jemica Coleman, 38, Jacob Ivy, 26, Samuel Harris, 60, Steven Doty, 28, Ethan Weathers, 26, of Jerry Husereaux Jr., 36, Darrin Humphries, 50, and Spencer Campbell, 24, were among those arrested.
Monty Jones, 32, of Franklin, Chastity Murphee, 26, of Columbia, Dustin Loveall, 25, of Ashland, Terril Jones, 35, of New Franklin, Coleman, Ivy and Harris were each charged with varying counts of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected area. They were all arrested and booked in the Cooper County jail, excluding Terril Jones who was booked in Howard County Jail, on $75,000 bonds each.
Missouri statute defines a protected location as in, on or within 2,000 feet of an elementary, secondary or vocational school or school bus; in, on or within 1,000 feet of a public, state, county, municipal or private park designed for public recreational use; and in or on public housing property.
Anthony Minnis, 57, of Glasgow, James Wright, 39, of Franklin, Anthony Wayland, 32, of New Franklin, Doty and Weathers were each charged with delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. All were booked in the Cooper County jail on a $10,000 bond.
Husereaux and Humphries were both charged with delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and booked on $10,000 and $5,000 bonds, respectively. Campbell is charged with two counts of delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and was booked on a $5,000 bond.
At press time, the cases had not officially been filed in court. More details will come as court documents are made available to the public.