The Sedalia STING Unit, Sedalia Detectives, an officer with the Narcotics K9 Unit and Cooper County Deputies responded to Cooper County to assist with a drug related search warrant that had four arrests. The warrant was served in conjuction with the

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Missouri State Highway Patrol's East Central Drug Force and Cooper County Deputies.

Officers found five adults and six juveniles, aged five to nine-years old.

The K-9 Unit detected drugs in numerous places and officers found meth, drug paraphernalia and additional evidence to indicate there was meth distribution.

35-year-old Tammy Ballew, 21-year-old Wesley Bradley, 27-year-old Kevin Lee and 33-year-old Brandi Paxton were arrested and taken to the Cooper County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold.

Ballew and Bradley face charges of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; Lee faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and Paxton faces one charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

In addition, Sedalia Police found that Ballew was a supplier of meth to the Sedalia and Pettis County area and resided in Otterville.