Search warrant leads to discovery of cocaine

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 8:17 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested two Columbia residents Wednesday morning in connection with cocaine distribution, a department news release stated.

According to the release, deputies arrested: 

  • Shawn M. Turner, 37, on suspicion of the distribution of a controlled substance and the unlawful possession of a firearm.
  • Clinton G. Jones, 43, on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was also issued a summons for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

McKenzie J. Franklin, 21, who was not taken into custody, was issued a summons for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to the release.

After obtaining a search warrant for 5660 N. Rocky Fork Drive, deputies entered the residence and found evidence of cocaine distribution, including cocaine, packaging material and scales, according to the release.

Deputies also found four handguns and ammunition, the release stated. 

As of Wednesday night, Turner was being held in Boone County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Jones was released from jail on a $4,500 bond.

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