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Friday, April 9, 2021

Three arrested after narcotics search warrant in Nevada

On April 8, 2021, Nevada Police executed search warrants in the 700 block of E. Lee Street and the 400 block of S. Lynn Street in response to reports of illegal drug activity at those locations.

These residences had been under investigation by police after receiving citizen complaints regarding ongoing drug activity occurring at these locations.

During the searches, detectives located and seized suspected controlled substances including methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia. The evidence seized will be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for further analysis.

Three subjects were taken in custody by Nevada Police between both locations and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding. Additional charges are being sought against other persons identified during the execution of these search warrants.

The subjects taken into custody have been identified as follows:
Brenda L. Johnson, age 58 of Nevada
Amanda A. Lamae, age 34 of Nevada
Derrek S. Bennett, age 35 of Nevada

On April 9, 2021, the following charges were filed against Brenda L. Johnson through the Vernon County Associate Court:
Two (2) Counts - Possession of Controlled Substance - Class D Felony. Johnson is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

On April 9, 2021, the following charges were filed against Amanda A. Lamae through the Vernon County Associate Court:
Possession of Controlled Substance - Class D Felony
Possession of Marijuana Prior Drug Offense - Class A Misdemeanor
Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Prior Drug Offense - Class A Misdemeanor. Lamae is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 cash-only bond.

On April 9, 2021, the following charges were filed against Derrek S. Bennett through the Vernon County Associate Court:
Possession of Controlled Substance - Class D Felony. Bennett is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash-only bond.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

To report criminal activities call 911, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100 or use the Nevada Police Department’s Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477. Any and all information can be kept confidential if requested.