St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler said it was a busy week for law enforcement in St. Clair County.
On Saturday, Aug. 31, Breshia Grosso, 21, Webb City, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance. A St. Clair County deputy was on patrol on C Hwy. and observed two people standing behind a vehicle on NW 651 Rd, Lowry City. The deputy stopped and made contact with the individuals. It was learned the subjects were attending Wakefest, a weekend concert at Seven Rivers Resort near Talley Bend.
The report notes while observing Grosso, one of the individuals outside of the vehicle, it appeared as though she was in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of a controlled substance. Identification was requested and Grosso stated she did not have one. She gave the deputy her name and social security number. A check of the information revealed Grosso gave a wrong social security number. She was advised she would be detained until identification could be made.
The deputy asked Grosso to turn around and place her hands behind her back. She did not comply and began to resist. She was brought under control, restrained and secured in the patrol vehicle for further investigation.
Contact was made with a female subject inside the vehicle who noted the vehicle was hers. Another deputy arrived on scene and consent to search the vehicle was obtained. A backpack was located in the rear seat that contained marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms. The backpack was identified as Grosso’s property. The drugs were seized. Grosso was transported to the St. Clair County Jail and released pending formal changes.
On Friday, Aug. 30, felony arrest warrants were obtained for April Lackey, 35, and Rocky Willis, 35, both of Osceola, for class C felony possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from an investigation at their residence on NE Old Hwy. 13, Osceola, on Aug. 13 when law enforcement officials from the sheriff’s office and Mid Missouri Drug Task Force went to the residence and received consent to search. During the search, several items of paraphernalia were located along with a modified straw and baggie that contained white powder. The powder field tested positive for methamphetamine. Lackey and Willis were arrested and released pending formal charges. They had not been served as of Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Drug investigation on TT Hwy. leads to felony arrest
On Thursday, Aug. 29, an arrest warrant was obtained for Tammy Appleton, 47, Osceola, for class C felony possession of a controlled substance. The charge stems from an investigation on Wednesday evening, Aug. 28, at the Bobby Vaughn residence on TT Hwy., Osceola, by the sheriff’s office and Mid Missouri Drug Task Force. Appleton was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. She was arrested on the warrant and bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. She is currently in custody.
“This should send a strong message to the people in the county choosing to participate in drug activity,” said Keeler. “We will catch up with you.”
Doody arrested on warrant for felony theft
On Thursday, Aug. 29, Sherri Doody, 48, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for class C felony theft. Appleton City Police Chief Jason Vela made the arrest. The charge stems from an incident on July 22 when the sheriff’s office took a report from Charlie Walden that someone had stole approximately $3,000 in scrap metal from property on NW 1000 Rd. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. She was released the same day after bond was posted.
Warrants were served on April Lackey and Rocky Willis in Henry County. According to Casenet, they were served on 9-3-13. They posted bond and were released.