Sedalia officers arrest 31 suspects in drug sweep

Friday, December 4, 2009 | 9:21 a.m. CST

SEDALIA — Law enforcement officers arrested 31 people after a seven-month investigation into drug sales in Sedalia.

The arrests on Thursday were the result of an investigation involving Sedalia police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Police said an undercover officer made 73 drug buys, 38 of which occurred within 2,000 feet of a school. Five vehicles were forfeited and officers said at least 15 suspects might face enhanced penalties because of possible gang activities.

Police said the investigation began in response to complaints from Sedalia residents about drug buys being conducted on the streets.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.