SUSPECTED HEROIN, FENTANYL, AND AR15 FOUND IN POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENCE
An investigation last week resulted in the discovery of multiple drugs and over $15,000 at a residence in Poplar Bluff.
Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell KWOC News that Friday night officers were conducting an investigation of a suspected stolen vehicle on Hampton Court.
During the investigation, officers were able to locate the vehicle and secure a residence along with numerous suspects.
A search warrant was obtained for the residence and officers located a quantity of suspected heroin, fentanyl, and marijuana along with an AR15 rifle and $17,500 in a safe.
Officials say that more information in regards to the suspects will be forthcoming.
ONE DEAD, ANOTHER INJURED FOLLOWING NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
One person has died, while another is injured, following a wreck over the weekend in Northeast Arkansas.
Officials with the Arkansas State Police tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred Saturday night on Highway 63 in the Sedgwick area.
A vehicle, driven by 21 year old Zachary Brooks, of Bono, reportedly attempted to veer left across all lanes of traffic and was struck in the driver’s side by another vehicle.
Officials say that Brooks died from injuries he received in the wreck. The driver of the second vehicle was injured and transported to a Memphis hospital.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a local man on multiple felony charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 28 year old Skylar Watkins, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody Friday night on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Following the arrest, Watkins was held at the Butler County Jail.
PUXICO POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE COLLECTING SHOES FOR CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
Authorities in Puxico are collecting shoes to aid in this year’s Christmas Toy Drive.
The Puxico Police and Fire Departments are collecting gently worn, used, or new shoes through July 11th.
Shoes can be donated at the police department or at Bill's Market.
The police department will also be picking up shoes on April 13th. All residents have to do is collect shoes together in a bag or box and place them on your door step.
Officials say that the group they are using for the shoe drive will give them 40 cents per pound of shoes that they collect and all money will go towards the toy drive at the end of the year to help children at Christmas time.
Anyone with questions can contact Chief Rick Sheren or Corporeal Brandon Throop at 573-222-3565
DONIPHAN CLEAN UP EVENT TO BE HELD IN EARLY MAY
An event has been scheduled for early May to help clean up the city of Doniphan.
The 2nd Annual Unity for Our Community Doniphan City Clean Up will be held on Saturday, May 4th. Registration will begin at 8 am at First Church of God, with the clean up going from 9 am to 12:30 pm. A safety vest, gloves, and bags will be provided.
More information is available on the 2nd Annual Unity For Our Community Doniphan City Clean Up Facebook page.
DRAINAGE REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane beginning today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs.
The section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route AF to James Drive near Dexter
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm daily through Thursday.