A total of five people have been arrested for various drug charges and more arrests may be coming stemming from a months' long investigation by the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force, according to a press release from Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire.

A total of five people have been arrested for various drug charges and more arrests may be coming stemming from a months' long investigation by the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force, according to a press release from Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire. 

The Miller County Sheriff's Office and the MMDTF, a multi-jurisdictional agency made of members of local law enforcement, made five drug-related arrests between August 31, and September 1, 2017.  

Law enforcement officers located and seized methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription medications, and firearms, according to the release, which also stated "more charges and arrests are to be expected." 

Ruth Allen charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and being held on a $100,000 cash or surety bond, Christine Cusanelli is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and is being held on a $25,000 cash or surety bond, Carmen Martinez is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and is being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond, Timothy Nicholas is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of a Weapon and has posted $35,000 surety bond, and Julio Diaz-Balderas was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and has bonded on a $25,000 surety bond.

Sheriff Gregoire reminds the public these charges are only allegations and all those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. However, Sheriff Gregoire appreciates all tips and concerns his office receives and would like to encourage the Citizens of Miller County to contact the Sheriff’s Office if they suspect criminal or suspicious activity at 573-369-2341.