Belle police execute search warrant, make another drug bust

As reported to CNL by Belle Police Chief Michael Dixon:
On February 29th, 2012, at approximately 10:55pm, The Belle Police Department conducted a drug-related search warrant at 707 Taylor Street in Belle, Missouri. Officers located suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the residence.

The Maries County Prosecuting Attorney filed charges against Matthew Steen, of Belle, Missouri and Jerica Hays, of Belle, Missouri for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class C Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class A Misdeameanor. Steen and Hays were arrested on warrants for the above charges on March 1st, 2012 with a $21,000 bond c/s. The suspects are being held in the Maries County Jail.

The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group assisted the Belle Police Department with the execution of the search warrant. If you ever suspect illegal activity please contact the Belle Police Department at 573-859-3535 or the LANEG drug toll free tip line at 1-800-351-TIPS.

NOTICE: The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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