Wanted: suspected drug dealer at large
Wed, 07/13/2022 - 3:52pm admin
Amanda Mendez, Publisher
Amanda J. Jones remains at large after escaping a West Plains residence shortly before law enforcement served a search warrant.
On June 28, Deputy Matt Foster and Corporal Logan Wake, assisted by Deputy First Class Nicholas Bruno, Deputy Jared Hummel, and Deputy Paden Turnbull, conducted a search warrant at a residence in West Plains for narcotic-related offenses, according to a June 30 release. Jones, who currently has an active arrest warrant for trafficking drugs, was expected to be both residing and distributing narcotics from the home. Jones was not located at the residence. Sherriff's deputies discovered she fled shortly before their arrival with the assistance of a scanner monitoring law enforcement communications.
During the execution of the search warrant, multiple items associated with drug offenses were seized from the room Jones is believed to have occupied.
These items include:
-Approximately 145.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine
-13.5 pills of suspected Clonazepam
-527 pill capsules containing suspected fentanyl
-Approximately 1.17 grams of suspected fentanyl
-Approximately 6.45 grams of suspected cocaine
-A scanner monitoring law enforcement communication and surveillance devices
Sherriff Brent Campbell confirmed on July 8 that Jones is at large. As a result of the search warrant, she is facing new charges of trafficking drugs in the first degree, as well as possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana.
The Howell County Sheriff's Office asks for public assistance in this wanted persons case. If anyone has information regarding this case, please contact the Howell County Sheriff's Office by calling 417-256-2544 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.