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S.T.I.N.G UNIT Arrests Three Suspects on Drug Related Charges Tuesday Night, And Wednesday Morning

 

According to a Press Release from the Sedalia Police Department’s S.T.I.N.G. UNIT at 9:36 Tuesday night the Sedalia Police Department Patrol Officers, and Detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at 12th and Murray for a moving violation. During an investigation a passenger was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, and $1,117 in cash, which was suspected profits from illegal drug sales. The press release states additional evidence indicated the suspect, 24-year-old Aaron A. Kempf was a common supplier of methamphetamine, and marijuana. At the time of the press release Kempf was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail pending state charges of:

Possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Alprazolam)
Possession of an imitation controlled substance
Possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and an imitation controlled substance
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The Press Release then states a search warrant was obtained for the supplier’s residence at 1013 East 10th. The warrant was reportedly executed at 2:12am this Wednesday morning by Patrol Officers, and Detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit. At the time of entry contact was made with an adult male and female subject and five juveniles ranging in age from 9-months to 14-years-old. A sniff of the residence was performed by the Narcotics K9, and the k9 alerted in numerous places, and items of evidence was located. According to the Press Release a search revealed four pounds of marijuana, drug packaging supplies, drug paraphernalia, and $1,707.00 in cash which is suspected profits of illegal drug sales. There was also evidence according to the Press Release that indicated a male subject was distributing marijuana from the residence, which is within 2000 feet of Washington Elementary School.
A 1998 Cadillac belonging to a suspect was determined to have been used to make drug deliveries, and was therefore seized. The suspects also admitted to smoking marijuana while the children were present, and marijuana was found in several areas accessible to the juveniles. Arrested at the scene were 31-year-old Richard Lee Gilmore, and 29-year-old Halee D. Kinner. Both suspects were transported to the Pettis County Jail, and placed on 24-hour hold pending state charges of:

Manufacturing a controlled substance (Marijuana) within 2000 feet of a school
Distribution of a controlled substance (Marijuana) within 2000 feet of a school
1st Degree Endangering the welfare of a child (5 Counts)
Unlawful transaction with a child (5 Counts)
Possession of Marijuana (Felony)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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