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


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.