Around 6:20 Wednesday morning (Sept 21), Sedalia Police detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit, Criminal Investigations Bureau, and patrol officers conducted two, simultaneous drug related search warrants, specifically related to manufacturing and distribution of crack cocaine. The warrants were served at 400 West Henry Street and 415 North Missouri Avenue.

Two male subjects were located and detained at 400 West Henry Street. A search of the residence revealed cocaine, drug paraphernalia, crack cocaine manufacturing supplies, and additional evidence to indicate that cocaine and crack cocaine were being distributed from the residence. The search also revealed three guns, consisting of a handgun, a shotgun, and an assault rifle. At the end of the investigation, one of the male subjects, identified as 50-year old Jeffery W. Taylor, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County and placed on a 24-hour hold. State charges are being sought for:

- Possession of Cocaine

- Manufacturing a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine)

- Possession of a Firearm Unlawful for Certain Persons

- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The other search warrant at 415 North Missouri Avenue, revealed two male subjects, one female subject, and a juvenile in the residence. All the adults were detained. A search of the residence revealed crack cocaine and additional evidence to indicate the substance was being manufactured/distributed from the residence. The residence is located within 2000 feet of Sacred Heart School. In addition to the drug related items, officers also found a shotgun in the home. At the end of the investigation, one of the male subjects, identified as 27-year old Dominique J. Taylor, was arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail. State charges are being sought for:

- 2nd Degree Drug Trafficking (Crack Cocaine)

- Possession of Cocaine

- Manufacturing a Controlled Substance Near a School (Crack Cocaine)

- Possession of a Firearm Unlawful for Certain Persons

- Possession of a Defaced Firearm

- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia