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Published June 13, 2018
Five arrested in drug investigation
MILLER COUNTY – Five people have been arrested after a lengthy investigation by the Miller County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force (MMDTF).
The MCSD claimed that this was a long term narcotics investigation that began after receiving information about a suspected heroin and fentanyl drug ring inside Miller County.
On June 4, as part of the drug ring investigation, a person of interest was identified which led to a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Stefanie Cavanaugh.
Officers searched the vehicle and found suspected heroin in Cavanaugh’s possession, the MCSD said.
Cavanaugh was taken into custody and was being held on a $50,000 class C felony bond for delivery of a controlled substance.
Later that evening, the MCSD and the MMDTF served a search warrant at 794 S. Eastview in Eldon. According to the MCSD, during the search warrant officers found suspected methamphetamine and heroin in the residence and on multiple suspects.
Kathryn Wilson was taken into custody and is being held on a $25,000 bond for class D felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Lenita Ginger was taken into custody and is being held on a $50,000 bond for a class C felony, delivery of a controlled substance.
Edgar Walters was taken into custody and is being held on a $25,000 bond for class D felony possession of a controlled substance.
Jeffery Moad was taken into custody and is being held on a $25,000 bond for class D felony possession of a controlled substance.
A search of Todd Ginger’s bedroom was conducted and during the search suspected methamphetamine was found along with drug paraphernalia that indicated the distribution and selling of narcotics, the MCSD said.
Todd Ginger is being charged with a class C felony delivery of controlled substance.
Todd Ginger is not in custody and information on his location should be directed to the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.
“As the Sheriff of Miller County, I’m dedicated to getting drugs out of Miller County and protecting its hard working residents,” said Sheriff Louie Gregoire. “If you have information on possible drug dealing, please call the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.”
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