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Five people arrested in drug bust

Friday, August 17, 2012

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A telephone tip that methamphetamine was being cooked at a home near Alton, led to the arrest of five people on Aug. 5 and two others on Aug. 6.

After a felony arrest warrant was served at a residence, approximately one mile south east of Alton, five people, all Oregon County residents, were arrested.

What is believed to be a methamphetamine "cooking" operation was discovered at the time of the arrests.

Oregon County Sheriff George Underwood, along with Chief Deputy Eric King and Deputies Lee Simmons, James Cruse, and Rusty Warren had the assistance of Alton Policeman Don Jeffers during the arrest.

Jeremy Deckard is the individual that officers were looking to arrest on a felony charge.

Deckard was charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest by fleeing from officers.

Elizabeth Knoffel, Steffanie Hollis, Kyle Tillman, and Kevin Pratt, were all charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

Reports from the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and Sheriff Department state that the arrest took place at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Rebecca Bettis and Steve Warren were arrested on Monday, Aug. 6, as part of an ongoing investigation.

All parties involved were held in jail on a $25,000 bond.



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