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Deputies make multiple narcotic arrests over weekend

Date:  August 28, 2017

Multiple weekend drug arrests —  Callaway County Sheriff’s Office

Arrested person information: 

Wendy Yanacheak, 44, of Fulton

Timothy Stewart, 41, of Fulton

(Juvenile), 16, of Fulton


On August 27, 2017, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Wendy Yanacheak, 44, of Fulton with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth).  Yanacheak remains incarcerated in the Callaway County Jail pending a court set bond of $5,500.00.  The charge is the result of a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office investigation conducted on August 26, 2017.  On that date, at 10:53 p.m., Yanacheak was stopped for a traffic violation on State Road Z just west of Calwood.  During the course of the traffic stop, Yanacheak was found to possess meth and then arrested.

On August 26, 2017, at 2:19 a.m., Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence located off State Road H west of Fulton for a reported suspicious activity offense.  Upon the arrival of deputies, they encountered Timothy Stewart, 41, of Fulton.  During the investigation, Stewart was found to possess marijuana in his vehicle and was subsequently arrested.  Stewart was transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked / processed, and later released on bond pending court appearance.

On August 27, 2017, at 10:47 p.m., a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a 16 year old juvenile from the Fulton area on County Road 121 near Kingdom City for a traffic violation.  During the course of the traffic stop, the juvenile was found to be in possession of two different types of felony controlled substances.  The juvenile was detained and the 13th Circuit Juvenile Office was contacted.  Subsequently, the juvenile was transferred to the custody of the Robert Perry Juvenile Justice Center in Columbia.

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office and MUSTANG drug task force continue to investigate drug offenses across the county; which many times are related to other criminal offenses such as burglary and stealing.

Citizens are reminded they can report criminal activity anonymously to Crimestopper’s at 573-592-2474 or online at

The investigations are ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of press release.

** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law **