The Thayer Police Department had a busy week, making three drug related arrests within three days of each other.
While conducting a criminal investigation in partnership with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the department arrested Brent Reeves, 36, of Thayer on Sept. 25. Reeves' was charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Reeves was transported to the Oregon County Sheriff's Department, where he later bonded out on the charges.
During a drug sting operation on Sept. 28, Thayer Police Department arrested Allen W. Bowers, 28, of Mammoth Spring for possession of methamphetamine. He was charged with a class C felony, possession of a controlled substance, and is being held at the Thayer jail.
On the same day as Bowers' arrest, the department was working a separate drug investigation, and arrested Cole A. Romines, 26, of Thayer. When officers approached Romines, he attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended. It was determined that he had possession of a drug pipe and, upon further investigation, he had outstanding warrants in three counties.
Romines faced a warrant in Texas County for second degree felony burglary, Wright County for class C felony stealing and in Howell County, a class D felony for resisting arrest and two class C felonies for forgery. Romines was charged by the Thayer Police Department for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest by fleeing. He is currently being held in the Thayer jail.
In another case, Chief of Police David Bailey announced that the department recovered a stolen vehicle on Oct. 1. Officers were suspicious of an abandoned, 2005 Ford Taurus at a local business. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen on Sept. 29 from Cape Girardeu. The Cape Girardeau Police Department was contacted, and it informed the owners of the recovery.