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Investigation nets arrest for cocaine distribution

Friday, October 15, 2010 | 12:45 p.m. CDT

SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was arrested Thursday for distribution of crack cocaine, as part of an ongoing investigation.

Around 11:15 a.m., officers with the SEMO Drug Task Force and Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Narcotics Unit stopped a suspect vehicle near Osage and Young streets based on information gathered during their ongoing investigation.

"When the driver stopped the vehicle officers witnessed the subject throwing an object out of an open window," said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS. "This was later discovered to be crack cocaine. In addition, officers located several rocks of cocaine in the seat of the vehicle."

The subject, identified as Shone T. Yarber, 36, of Sikeston, was placed under arrest. Yarber was currently on Federal Supervised Release for Distribution of crack cocaine. He was charged by the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for distribution of a controlled substance near public housing.

Officers also responded to a residence belonging to one of Yarber's relatives. There, they conducted a search of the home and located nearly an ounce of cocaine base and approximately an ounce and a half of powder cocaine, said McMillen. Also found were drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash.

As of press time, Yarber remains in custody in the Scott County Jail with a $100,000 cash-only bond, awaiting his arraignment.


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