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Columbia man arrested with 25 others in heroin bust

Friday, February 24, 2012 | 7:31 p.m. CST; updated 8:05 p.m. CST, Friday, February 24, 2012

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was among 26 people arrested on drug charges, primarily for heroin distribution.

Over the past three weeks, the Jefferson City Police Department, the Cole County Sheriff's Department and the Mid-Missouri Unified Strike Team and Narcotics Group have teamed up to conduct a multi-agency drug sweep, according to a news release.

This is the largest narcotics-fighting operation within the past few years, according to the release, and it was organized in response to an increase in heroin distribution in the area. It was targeted at heroin dealers.

Within the past 96 hours, numerous searches and arrests have taken place, with more coming.

Michael Humphrey, 27, of Columbia was arrested, along with 25 other people from Jefferson City. Humphrey was charged with distribution of controlled substances, according to the release.

Matthew White, 27, of Jefferson City was a primary focus, as he is thought to be a supplier and is connected to several heroin overdoses in Jefferson City. A search of White's residence revealed an ounce of raw heroin with an estimated value of $7,500 to$10,000, two guns, suspected drug money and paraphernalia, according to the release. 

The following people were also arrested, all of them from Jefferson City:

  • Keith Becker, 53

  • Dameon Bonnot, 20

  • Steven Brantner, 42

  • Diane Daniels, 54

  • Antoine Davis, 33

  • Jason Isom, 32

  • Travis Jaegers, 26

  • Timothy Johnson, 36

  • Damion Keys, 27

  • Richard Kish, 26
  • Cory Lammers, 23

  •  Malcolm Rodgers, 52

  • Brittany Schaeffer, 21

  • Mario Thomas, 35

  • Jeremy Tisdel Sr, 39

  • Joshua Wilson, 27
  • Hannah Winfrey, 21

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Harold Sutton February 24, 2012 | 8:55 p.m.

Wow, that list don't look like regular Gangbangers!

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