COLUMBIA — Two Columbia residents and 10 others were arrested on drug charges in Moberly and the surrounding area Wednesday morning.
Jamie R. Smith, 32, of Columbia, was indicted on a federal charge of distribution of cocaine base. No bond has been set and he must appear before a magistrate. He was transferred to St. Louis and turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Donita R. Arthur, 21, of Columbia, was charged with distribution of a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $50,000, and she was transferred to the Randolph County Justice Center.
Numerous agencies, including the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the North Missouri Drug Task Force began serving arrest warrants at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Charges for the 12 people arrested included four federal indictments for distribution of cocaine base (crack), 11 counts of trafficking in drugs and eight counts of keeping or maintaining public nuisance.
Others arrested were Reggie R. Hayes of Huntsville; and Calvin E. Smith Jr., Calvin E. Smith Sr., Brian K. Smith, William C. Smith, Roderick A. Haney, Antonio L. Hayes, James T. Woods, Jaime L. Miles and Timothy S. Midgyett, all of Moberly.
The arrests were the result of a 2 ½-year long undercover investigation. There are an undisclosed number of pending federal and state warrants.