Five Eldon residents are in custody and another is being sought in what the Miller County Sheriff’s Department and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force are calling the end of a longterm narcotics investigation about a suspected heroin and fentanyl drug ring.
According to a press release from the Miller County sheriff’s department, the arrests were triggered by a traffic stop officers made. Stefanie Cavanaugh, of Eldon, was taken into custody after officers allegedly found what was suspected to be heroin in the vehicle.
Cavanaugh is being held on $50,000 bond for delivery of a controlled substance.
Later that same day, officers executed a search warrant at a residence on S. East View Drive in Eldon. During the search of the residence, officers located what was believed to be methamphetamine and heroin in the house and on multiple suspects.
In a bedroom, the search turned up items consistent with distribution and sales of narcotics, as well as methamphetamine.
Kathryn Wilson, Edgar Walters and Jeffery Moad were taken into custody and are being held on $25,000 bond each for possession of a controlled substance. Lenita Ginger was taken into custody on a $50,000 bond for delivery of a controlled substance.
Officers are continuing to search for the final suspect, identified as Todd Ginger. He is wanted on a delivery of a controlled substance charge.