Drug bust nets 19 in Cooper County

BOONVILLE, Mo. - A multi-agency investigation in Cooper County led to the arrest of nearly 20 drug dealers in the county.

The investigation was aided by the MUSTANG Drug Task Force, the Boonville Police Department, the Cooper County Sheriff's Department, the Howard County Sheriff's Department, Fayette Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The following were arrested and charged with the possession of or sale of drugs:

- Thaddeus L. Lewis, 49.

- Frederick Doyle Bowen, 45.

- Mickey Lee Petershagen, 41.

- Elizabeth P. Drennan, 22.

- Amanda D. Gregory, 22.

- Timothy Gatlin Holstun, 28.

- Taj Feon Young, 41.

- Joseph C. Rainsbarger, 23.

- Brent Franklin Cook, 51.

- Jason R. Perry, 28.

- Darrell W. Reid, 53.

- Andrew D. Decker, 25.

- Michael Randall Doyle, 34.

- Cecilia A. Cole, 35.

- Marceino C. Moore, 29.

In addition to those arrested above, the Boonville Police Department says several others already in jail will face charges:

- Arttavis Martell Ferrell, 23.

- Scott Joseph Vonderahe, 33.

- Keith C. Brim, 26.

- Wesley F. Gander, 41.

Boonville police say the investigation led to a search warrant in Columbia and the seizure of a weapon and drugs. Police expect additional arrests and charges soon as the investigation is ongoing.

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