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More than Two Dozen Indicted in Phelps County Drug Roundup

ROLLA, Mo. -- Law officers in Phelps and Dent counties fanned out Tuesday, making arrests in a nearly three year drug investigation.
ROLLA, Mo. -- Law officers in Phelps and Dent counties fanned out Tuesday, making arrests in a nearly three year drug investigation.

The arrests follow indictments by a Phelps County grand jury, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol, which also helped with the arrests.

28 people were indicted.  Five were already jailed on other charges, according to a news release.  The remaining 23 people were charged with possession, manufacture or distribution of:

  • methamphetamine
  • heroin
  • hydrocodone
  • marijuana
  • Xanax

The investigation leading up to the indictments was conducted over the past 30 months with officers with the South Central Drug Task Force, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, and Rolla Police Department.
Investigators describe the suspects as "loosely affiliated individuals in and around the Phelps County area. "

The news release lists the following people as being indicted and arrested:

Michael P. Valley, 36, Rolla, MO, distribution of methamphetamine; bond set at $100,000.

David A. Ridenhower, 22, Doolittle, MO, manufacturing methamphetamine; bond set at $50,000.

Suzannah Marie Strom, 40, Rolla, distribution of heroin; bond set at $250,000.

Tristin Allen Paul Affolter, 20, Doolittle, distribution of hydrocodone; bond set at $50,000.

Timmoundes Lamark Mack Jr., 20, Rolla, distribution of marijuana; bond set at $5,000.

Sarah L. Sagel, 22, Newburg, MO, two counts of distribution of Xanax in public or government assisted housing; bond set at $250,000.

Henrietta Taber, 55, St. James, MO, attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; bond set at $50,000.

Ronald D. Taber, 54, St James, attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; bond set at $50,000.

Johnny L. Watring, 31, St James, attempt to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone and morphine); bond set at $100,000.

Michael R. Trumbo, 37, St James, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $250,000.

Kristal D. Edmonds, 30, St James, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $5,000.

Richard Charles Maddox, 51, Salem, MO, three counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, heroin, and alprazolam); bond set at $100,000.

Belinda G. Kankolenski, 50, Edgar Springs, MO, two counts of distribution of oxycodone; bond set at $250,000.

Trevor Kenneth Moon, 19, Gravois Mills, MO, one count of distribution of marijuana near a secondary school and two counts of distribution of marijuana; bond set at $200,000.

Holly Clayton, 19, Rolla, two counts of distribution of Oxycontin; bond set at $100,000.

Rebecca L. Clayton, 42, Rolla, two counts of distribution of Oxycontin; bond set at $100,000.

Penny L. Royal, 51, Licking, MO, distribution of hydrocodone; bond set at $30,000.

Kathy R. Kasprzak, 62, Edgar Springs, manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute; bond set at $100,000.

Thomas R. Kasprzak, 62, Edgar Springs, manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute; bond set at $100,000.

During the arrest of the Kasprzak’s at their residence in Edgar Springs, officers found evidence of another marijuana indoor grow operation. Seized at the time were 18 marijuana plants and approximately three pounds of processed marijuana. Officers will seek additional warrants based upon the seized evidence.

Jedadiah L. Sherman, 32, Newburg, distribution of methamphetamine; bond set at $50,000.

Kalib J. Aungerer, 19, Rolla, two counts of distribution of marijuana; bond set at $50,000.

Joshua Allen Burbey, 20, Rolla, distribution of marijuana; bond set at $50,000.

Joshua Lee Brazzle, 26, Rolla, possession of methamphetamine and associated paraphernalia and possession of marijuana and associated paraphernalia; bond set at $50,000.

During the course of today’s round up, the following five individuals, who were also being sought on drug-related charges connected to this investigation, were found to already be incarcerated:
 
Seth German, 22, Rolla, distribution of marijuana. German was incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Daniel Jewel Wilson, 29, Edgar Springs, distribution of heroin. Wilson was incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Percy D. Golden, 41, St. Robert, MO, distribution of methamphetamine. Golden was incarcerated in the Pulaski County Jail on $250,000 bond.

Jackie Mullins, 35, Cuba, MO, distribution of morphine. Mullins was incarcerated within the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Robert B. Bishop, 26, Doolittle, manufacturing methamphetamine. Bishop was incarcerated within the Missouri Department of Corrections.


The Rolla, St. James and Salem police departments as well as the Missouri Department of Social Services also took part in the arrests.

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