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Ten arrested in Pike County, Mo., on drug-related charges

Posted: Jun. 7, 2014 12:01 am Updated: Jun. 21, 2014 12:15 am

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Ten people were arrested Thursday in Pike County on various drug-related charges.

Sheriff Stephen Korte said the arrests were the result of separate and joint drug investigations conducted by the Pike County Sheriff's Department and the East Central Drug Task Force.

The 10 individuals were arrested during a "warrant round up" conducted by sheriff's deputies, task force officers and other officers from Bowling Green, Louisiana and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

All of the charges were filed by Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher, with bond amounts set by Judge David Ash.

Arrested were:

º John W. Harrison, 34, of Louisiana, charged with Class A felony distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) near a school. Bond was set at $50,000 cash only. He was also charged with a Class D felony of driving while license was revoked, with bond set at $5,000.

º Roosevelt Burse, 64, of Louisiana, charged with Class B felony distribution of a controlled substance (cocaine). Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.

º Leslie J. Miller, 23, of Bowling Green, charged with Class B felony possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana). Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.

º Edward R. Oberhaus, 31, of Bowling Green, charged with Class C felony distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana). Bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

º Brent A. Meier, 60, of Louisiana, charged with Class C felony distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana). Bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

º Gary Mebruer, 48, of Bowling Green, charged with Class B felony manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) and Class C felony endangering welfare of a child by growing marijuana in the child's closet. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.

º Dena M. Mebruer, 45, of Bowling Green, charged with Class C felony endangering welfare of a child by growing marijuana in the child's closet. Bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

º Bruce Steward, 39, of Louisiana, charged with Class B felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (cocaine) and Class C felony endangering welfare of a child by possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (cocaine) in the presence of the child. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.

º Michele L. Branham, 28, of Louisiana, charged with Class C felony endangering welfare of a child by allowing a child to be in the home were cocaine was within reach. Bond was set at $5,000.

º Kiel T. Rogers, no age given, formerly of Bowling Green, charged with Class B felony distribution of a controlled substance (heroin). Bond was set at $25,000 cash only. Rogers is currently incarcerated in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Korte said two other people were still at large at the time a press release was issued. They are Richard K. Breen, 34, of Louisiana, charged with Class B felony possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana), with bond set at $25,000 cash only; and Seth M. Adams, 25, of Bowling Green, charged with Class C felony distribution of a controlled substance (synthetic marijuana), bond set at $10,000 cash only.

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