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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Bates County assists on Cedar County drug bust

An investigation conducted by Sgt. Clay Jeffries and Cedar County Sheriff McCrary has resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs and explosive devices and five arrests. On 6/2/21 Sgt. Jeffries obtained a search warrant for a residence at 314 Lafayette in Eldorado Springs.

Sheriff Chad Anderson from the Bates County Sheriff's Office and his warrant entry team responded to the location and gained entry into the residence. Assisting with the search and investigation were CNET drug task force officers and Eldorado Springs Police.

Illegal drugs including suspected methamphetamine and related paraphernalia items were seized. Explosive devices were also found in the residence. 

The Springfield Bomb Squad was called and they responded, they retrieved the explosives and diffused/ detonated them in a safe location.

Five persons were arrested. William Wilkerson and Karl Horning have been charged with unlawfull possession of explosive devices and felony drug possession. 

Linda Shifflett has been charged with felony illegal drug possession. All three are currently in Cedar County Jail. Two other persons were arrested and are awaiting formal charges. A charge is merely an accusation and suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Pictured is on left Wilkerson, top right Shifflett and lower right is Horning. Thanks to all who assisted!