After several weeks into a drug investigation, Pettis County deputies and Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force detectives ended their investigation into distribution of marijuana and cocaine.

On Nov. 10, detectives responded to the 400 block of E. 7th in Sedalia, and contacted the homeowner and the suspect reference distribution of a controlled substance.

Melissa Schreuders came to the door. Detectives noticed the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the home.

Detectives were later given consent to search the residence, and discovered large amounts of cocaine and marijuana inside the home. They also located packaging material, which showed distribution of cocaine and marijuana was being conducted from the residence.

Detectives seized large amounts of cocaine, marijuana, a pistol and a large amount of US currency.

Also during the investigation, Schreuders' children were inside the home where the illegal narcotics were within harm's reach, according to the report.

On Nov. 23, Schreuders was issued a warrant for her arrest. She turned herself in and posted $35,000 bond.

Schreuders was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of marijuana and unlawful transaction with a child.

The Pettis County Sheriff's Office noted that “the charges are mere accusations and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court jurisdiction whose duty it is to determine guilt or innocence.”

The Pettis County Sheriff's Office and Mid-Mo Drug Task Force thanked the public for their assistance in this case and several others.

“We continue to take the fight and drive to remove the illegal drugs from the streets and making it a safer community,” a press release said.

If you have information regarding any illegal activity, please contact the Pettis County Sheriff's Office (827-0052) or the TIPS Hotline.

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