The Buchanan County Drug Strike Force assisted by the Sheriff’s Department and the St. Joseph Police Department arrested 10 defendants on drug charges as part of an investigation. The Buchanan County Prosecutor’s office has announced the following charges:
According to the prosecutor’s Office, the range of punishment for delivery of a controlled substance is as follows: 2016 CRIMES – CLASS B FELONY – 5-15 YEARS OR 2017 CRIMES – CLASS C FELONY – 3-10
During the execution of the arrest warrants officers arrested an additional six people on various felony warrants, one misdemeanor warrant and three city warrants. Those defendants and charges are:
Felony Warrants: Randi Babb, Stealing; Benjamin Everhart, Non-support; Gary Hale, Andrew County stealing;
Norman O’Dell, Non-support; Matt Smith, Parole Violation; Rick Wattenbarger, Parole Violation – Nonsupport
Misdemeanor Warrant: John Tolliver, Assault 3rd Degree
City Warrants: Joshua Butler, Jerry O’Dell and Jason Epperson
The arraignment for all the defendants in custody is expected for Friday, Feb. 24.