TWO ARRESTED IN POPLAR BLUFF DRUG BUST
Two men have been taken into custody following a large drug bust this week in the Poplar Bluff area.
Lieutenant Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that on Tuesday, officers executed a search warrant at the residence of 49 year old Jeffery Resnik, just outside of the Poplar Bluff city limits.
At the scene, investigators located two separate Marijuana grow operations, a psilocybin mushroom grow operation, various quantities of processed marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia, and approximately 116 grams of “ICE” methamphetamine.
Officers also located a quantity of counterfeit US currency, along with counterfeit Missouri ID’s and what appeared to be a credit card cloning operation.
Resnik was arrested and held in the Butler County Justice Center. He is facing charges of manufacturing marijuana, manufacturing hallucinogens, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of hallucinogens, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A second person present at the time of the warrant, 24 year old Alx Govoni, of Poplar Bluff, was also arrested and is facing charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Stewart says that the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCHEDULES TWO ADDITIONAL CLINICS TO VACCINATE PEOPLE AGAINST HEPATITIS A
Health officials in Arkansas have announced that two additional Hepatitis A vaccine clinics have been scheduled for Greene County.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, vaccines will be available at the Paragould Community Center from 7:30 am to 5 pm today and 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on August 30th.
The vaccine will be provided to the public at no cost, however people should bring their insurance card and driver’s license if they have one. If someone does not have insurance, or if their insurance does not cover the vaccine or charges a copay, officials say the vaccine will still be provided at no cost to the patient.
ANNUAL MISSOURI RICE FIELD DAY SET FOR TODAY
The Annual Missouri Rice Field day event is set to be held today.
The event, by the Missouri Rice Council, is scheduled for 8 am to noon at the Rice Research Farm on Highway J, west of Malden. Research personnel and other experts will be on hand to provide area farmers a chance to see and learn about recent developments in rice research and other agriculture related topics.
A free lunch will also be provided at noon.
MISSING POPLAR BLUFF CHILD RETURNED TO MOTHER
A missing Poplar Bluff child has been returned to her mother.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on Wednesday, officers received a report of a missing two year old child and her grandfather, 48 year old Steven Herrmann, of Poplar Bluff.
The mother told police the child had gone with Herrmann to St. Louis on Sunday. The last time the mother spoke with Herrmann was Tuesday evening when he was enroute back to Poplar Bluff, but he had not arrived by Wednesday morning.
Herrmann’s vehicle was located by a relative in an alleyway in St. Louis. The relative was approached by Herrmann, however after demanding to see the child, Herrmann ran from the area leaving the child locked in the vehicle.
St. Louis Police Department Officers arrived on scene and were able to safely remove the child from the vehicle without further incident.
The child was evaluated by medical staff and is currently back in the custody of her Mother.
Officials did not say if any further contact has been made with Herrmann.
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING SHOOTING IN SIKESTON
One person has died following an early morning shooting.
According to authorities, the victim was found dead this morning at a residence on Kendall Street in Sikeston.
An investigation into the shooting is underway and the identity of the victim was not available.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SHERIFF ASKS PUBLIC TO REPORT SIGHTINGS OF SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE
A sheriff in Southeast Missouri is asking the public to report any sightings they have of suspicious people.
Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens tells KWOC News that there have been multiple reports around the region over the past few days of possible attempted abductions and suspicious persons hanging around parks, schools and business structures.
Stephens says that if you observe suspicious activity, feel you are being followed, or observe suspicious markings on vehicles contact your local law enforcement agency.
BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY
A portion of Route N in Butler County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transpiration crews can perform fly coating.
According to MoDOT, the section of roadway to be closed is located from County Road 214 to Route 51.
Work is scheduled to be performed from 9 am to 4 pm.