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(Willow Springs) – Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say over 40 people have been arrested after a sweeping drug raid in Texas County.

In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 23, officers from Missouri State Highway Patrol, the South Central Drug Task Force, Texas County and Wright County sheriff’s departments, and Cabool, Houston, Licking, Mountain Grove, and Summersville police departments conducted a series of narcotics investigations involving the distribution/sales/possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription medications involving approximately 46 individuals in and around the Texas County area. Grand jury indictments for each defendant were obtained through the Texas County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office prior to the mass arrest operation initiated Thursday morning.

The following is a list of individuals arrested and charged with the distribution of a controlled substance:

  • Dalton R. Backues, 21, Licking, Missouri
  • Jerry W. Bolden, 60, Houston, Missouri
  • Christina Brotherton, 42, Licking, Missouri
  • Jessica N. Brown, 28, Mountain Grove, Missouri
  • Brandon P. Duneske, 34, Houston, Missouri
  • Jesse L. Houston, 25, Licking, Missouri
  • Arthur L. Huffman, 35, Cabool, Missouri
  • Karen Katzman, 57, Licking, Missouri
  • William J. Keller, 27, Licking, Missouri
  • Evelyn R. Klein, 37, Bucyrus, Missouri
  • Jo A. Korbus, 55, Licking, Missouri
  • Robert B. Korbus, 52, Licking, Missouri
  • Dawn D. Lord, 33, Licking, Missouri
  • Jeffrey A. Mabrey, 42, Houston, Missouri
  • Thomas R. McGuire, 49, Raymondville, Missouri
  • Candice D. Mitchell, 40, Cabool, Missouri
  • Christopher T. Mitchell, 30, Mountain Grove, Missouri
  • Deeann M. Morris, 31, Licking, Missouri
  • Craig L. Porter, 42, Edgar Springs, Missouri
  • Douglas Reeves, 39, Salem, Missouri
  • James W. Reid, 64, Cabool, Missouri
  • Jennifer L. Royal, 23, Licking, Missouri
  • Robin L. Shelton, 30, Mountain Grove, Missouri
  • Carrie L. Stafford, 33, Mountain Grove, Missouri
  • Kay Lynn Stalder, 48, Mountain Grove, Missouri
  • Michael D. Sullins, 41, Licking, Missouri
  • Wendy L. Sullins, 33, Licking, Missouri
  • Christina M. Villarreal, 23, Houston, Missouri
  • Theresa L. Villarreal, 45, Houston, Missouri
  • James D. Wakenight, 32, Summersville, Missouri
  • Hal D. Wallace, 38, Mansfield, Missouri
  • Cassadie L. Washburn, 20, Houston, Missouri
  • Christine White, 45, Raymondville, Missouri
  • Diana M. Wilder, 29, Licking, Missouri
  • Michael W. Wilder, 49, Licking, Missouri
  • James J. Woolsey, 22, Summersville, Missouri
  • Matthew J. Young, 30, Bucyrus, Missouri

The following individual was arrested on outstanding warrants from Texas County, Wright County, and the city of Mountain Grove:

  • Timothy E. Sullins, 32, Raymondville, Missouri

This operation is active and arrest teams are still seeking to arrest those indicted.

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