Drug Suspect Arrested After Standoff Charged As Persistent Offender

Posted 1 year ago

By John P Tretbar

Charges were filed Tuesday against one of the four men arrested after a standoff on St Joe’s south side Monday afternoon.

Arraignment is scheduled November 27th for Stanley Zed Fadden II on one class-B felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

 

Prosecutors charged Fadden as a prior and persistent drug offender, which increases the range of punishment to the level of a class-A felony without probation or parole. A judge set bond at $150 thousand. Investigators say Fadden had recently traveled out of state to obtain narcotics, has ties in other states, and has the financial ability to travel.

In court documents, officials say he has failed to appear in court on prior occasions and has shown the willingness to hide from or resist law efforts to arrest him.

Fadden was arrested after a nearly six-hour standoff at his home at 6211 Brown Street in South St Joseph. Captain Mike Donaldson of the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force says the Special Response Team found the suspect in a crawl space.

“The combined Buchanan County St Joe SRT Team, when they executed the warrant, did an excellent job of searching that house looking for suspects,” Donaldson said.

“He was well hidden in a crawl space under the house, and he could have easily been missed. But, because they did such a good search, they were able to find him.”

Donaldson says officers seized a dealer quantity, multiple pounds, of marijuana.

“We don’t have an actual weight on it yet,” he says.  “It was a mid- to upper-level dealer amount, multiple pounds.”

“This was a very high-grade marijuana, not like most of what we see throughout Northwest Missouri.”


  • Uselogichuman

    Another tax payer’s money wasted on something legal in two states. Shouldn’t we be using these resources for harder drugs like meth. Or maybe getting some child support non-payers? Seems a waste of $20per hour officers time. That right there cost us probably over $2000 for a small amount of weed. Nice job St Joe drug Jokeforce.

    Current score: 13
  • Tgun

    Uselogichuman is totally right

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  • FED UP

    Well said Uselogichuman. I think it is completely insane that his bond was set at $150,000 and a girl Alexandra Schurr’s bond was set at $50,000 for manslaughter death charges of her 4 year old daughter! It just blows my mind that we do have so many other issues our tax dollars could go towards rather than some weed. You don’t hear of people getting all geeked out and going on a killing spree b/c they were high on weed. Put our money to better use.

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  • antipolicestate

    wow, good job SJPD another non violent offender put behind bars for possession of a medicinal plant.

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    • http://st.joepost Debra Sue Keck

      I strongly agree. The st. Joe cops are soon well known for going for someone for quantity n not for way worse crimes, like weed is gonna put them on a totem pole. Try a little bit harder. Afraid of some real paper work…

      Current score: 10
  • http://st.josephpost.com liveandletlive

    why dont they do something productive and go arrest some of the child moelesters runniong around free instead of putting another person in jail for marijuana which is legal in how many states?

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  • http://st.joepost Debra Sue Keck

    It’s you st. Joe copy that r cheating

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  • WarVet

    The problem is people who insult police because they want to break the law and do their own thing. Please, move to a state where you can smoke weed and be less productive legally. St. Joe was built with the help of hard working individuals. Stop hindering the growth of society with your uneducated insults and unproductive lives.

    Current score: 5
  • WarVet

    It doesn’t matter how dangerous or potent the drugs are. Marijuana ruins and takes lives just like other illegal things. It leads to other crime. I congratulate the police for a productive bust. People like this dealer do not deserve to live in my neighborhood.

    Current score: 6
  • Fellowsouthender

    All that money and effort for a guy who is harmless when just a few houses away are pedi files who roam these streets where children play. Can’t forget to mention the meth being dealt within a block from his house. Guess that’s not a concern. A guy smoking some pot is surely dangerously hungry lol.

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  • Adena

    Go after the convenience stores that sell crack pipe,, they are under the cash register in a box… just clear plain glass pipes for the crack user to use.. 59 hiway and Joseph street sells them,,,

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  • OneWhoKnows

    I find it interesting that so many of the comments here condemn the St Joseph police for arresting this guy for the marijuana on this bust but fail to realize that he has previous charges for meth (which you all are against) and which he is on parole for. True, marijuana is legal in 2 states but its not legal here so break the law and you run the risk of getting caught. I, for one, am glad that he has been caught and will spend some time in jail.

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  • dontcarebro

    Well I personally know this man and he is not just a marijuana dealer & user. He is behind on his child support and hasnt bothered to have anything to do with his daughter for 2 1/2 yrs. But has other children he has something to do with because his most recent girlfriend loves the life style. Yay for a pos parent!

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  • Sweet Daddy

    Just another stat on the DSF’s tally sheet.

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  • WarVet

    If you know where a meth house is or see a pedaphile prowling, shame on you for not acting. Call Tips Hotline. Liar.

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  • WarVet

    If you know where a meth house is or see a pedophile on the prowl, call the Tips Hotline. Liar.

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  • http://st.joepost Debra Sue Keck

    ST. JOE COPS ARE CROOKS FROM WAY BACK. SOUNDS LIKE ONEWHOKNOWS DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT. MIGHT CHANGE YOUR USER NAME

    Current score: 4
    • Sweet Daddy

      Give em heck, Debs, I hear ya.

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  • HmmM

    So they havnt got done with their cut to give a weight yet huh. Seems to me that the weight is quick to post normally, so what the problem on this one? When taxpayers complain about how THEIR tax dollars are spent, maybe the people with the job paid by TAXPAYERS should listen? Maybe that would help with better relations.. Just a thought.

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  • HmmM

    Btw Warvet.. Cops break the law and do their own thing also, they just protect themselves with a badge. People report the police breaking the law all the time, but since the internal affairs investigator is married to an officer… Well we all see how that works

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  • Jk

    This whole conversation is ridiculous. It’s simple you break the law you run the risk of paying the price. He gambled and lost plus from what has been said he doesn’t sound like a law abiding or responsible citizen.

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  • HmmM

    No it doesn’t sound like he’s a very good person, but why did they keep letting him out if he isn’t?

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  • John bravo

    He is a very damn good person n any one who knows him they would know so shut ur damn mouths all of u bumping ur gums !!!

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  • John bravo

    He is a very damn good person n any one who knows him they would know so shut ur mouths all of u bumping ur gums !!!

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  • John bravo

    He is a very damn good person n any one who knows him they would know so shut ur mouths all of u bumping ur jaws !!!

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  • John bravo

    He is a very damn good person n any one who knows him they would know so shut ur mouths all of u running your jaws !!!

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