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Authorities arrest 17 in narcotics sweep in Shannon County, Mo.

((Source: KAIT-TV))
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 2:23 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Investigators with several agencies arrested 17 suspects in a narcotics sweep in the Shannon County area.

The arrests happened Tuesday. Officers with the South Central Drug Task Force, The Shannon County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol busted the 17 for delivery of a controlled substance. The city of Winona set up a temporary jail to house those suspected.

Those charged include:

*Gary L. Taber, 54, Mountain View, Mo.

*Billy L. Arnold, 52, Birch Tree, Mo.

*Thomas D. Stark, 27, Birch Tree, Mo.

*Dale L. Chaney, 59, Birch Tree, Mo.

*Ronnie G. Blake, 39, Birch Tree, Mo.

*Jacob R. Kelly, 32, Winona, Mo.

*Jason R. Bettis, 41, Winona, Mo.

*Nichole R. Derryberry, 35, Winona, Mo.

*Shannon M. Lawrence, 50, Winona, Mo.

*Kevin C. Joseph, 55, Winona, Mo.

*Joshua E Shipton, 36, Winona, Mo.

*Megan Ard, 25, Winona, Mo.

*Stephen C. Nicholson, 37, Winona, Mo.

*Billy J. Tarlton, 42, Winona, Mo.

*Bobby D. Ard, 28, Eminence, Mo.

*Douglas M. Patterson, 32, Marshfield, Mo.

*Sabrina B. Yardley, 31, Van Buren, Mo.

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