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Miller County Sheriff's Department Makes Series of Drug Arrests

Posted: Mar 21, 2012 4:09 PM by Emily Allen
Updated: Mar 21, 2012 5:35 PM

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TUSCUMBIA - The Miller County Sheriff's Department and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force announced Wednesday a series of drug arrests between late February and mid-March.

The sheriff's department and the task force found methamphetamine at 310 Roberts Street in Iberia. 28-year-old Kimberly Scheulen allegedly brought drugs into the Miller County Jail during a court-ordered weekend stay. Scheulen was charged with intent to distribute a controlled substance. During the search warrant, Bernard Scaturro was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Scaturro was wanted in connection with a firearms violation. Scaturro was charged with assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

The task force, Eldon Police Department and the Miller County Sheriff's Department teamed up on a narcotics search warrant at 605 North Oak Street, Lot 14 in Eldon. The team discovered methamphetamine and arrested the home's residents. The residents were later released pending formal charges from the prosecutor.

The sheriff's department and the task force searched Judy Whittle's residence on March 8 on a narcotics search warrant. Brumley resident Whittle, 48, was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of methamphetamine.

The sheriff's department, the task force and the Eldon Police Department stopped 40-year-old Carla Birdsong on March 15th as she was leaving her home. Birdson was arrested and charged for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Officers went back to her home with a search warrant and removed methamphetamine from her home.

James Sawyer, 61, of Brumley, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The Miller County Sheriff's Department and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force searched Sawyer's residence on March 19th. They recovered two stolen guns and a large amount of marijuana during the search.

The sheriff's department and the task force also searched the home at 19 Livingston Road in Iberia. They discovered methamphetamine. 48-year-old Jan Summerford was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Summerford was on parole for possession of a controlled substance and also has a no bond warrant through Probation and Parole.

54-year-old Kreg Powell was also arrested during that search and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was also on parole for possession of a controlled substance and also has a no bond warrant through Probation and Parole. Jefferson City resident Ashley Newburn, 36, was also arrested and later charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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