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Deputies arrest three for felony drug offenses during weekend patrol

Date:  November 11, 2019

WEEKEND RURAL AREA PATROLS NET THREE ADDITIONAL FELONY DRUG ARRESTS

Arrested person information:

James Murrell, 29, of Fulton, MO

Brandon Knight, 19, of Pleasant Hill, IL

Natalie Allen, 17, of Pleasant Hill, IL

Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies continue to conduct investigations and rural area proactive patrols across the county.  Over the past weekend, three additional felony drug arrests were made.

On November 9, 2019, at approximately 6:20 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 237 and County Road 246.  During the course of the investigation, deputies contacted James Murrell, 29, of Fulton.  Murrell was found to be in possession of a felony controlled substance and an illegal weapon.  Murrell was arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail.  Later on that date, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Murrell with the felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and misdemeanor Unlawful Possession of an Illegal Weapon.  Murrell remains in-custody pending $15,000 bond.

Information as to past and current Court cases involving Murrell may be accessed via the state Court’s public access point – www.courts.mo.gov/casenet.

November 9, 2019, at approximately 2:00 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of State Road M and Interstate 70.  During the course of the investigations, deputies contacted Brandon Knight, 19, and Natalie Allen, 17, of Pleasant Hill, IL.  Deputies subsequently located felony controlled substances.  Both Knight and Allen were arrested, transported to the Callaway County Jail, and booked/processed for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia.  Both were later released with summons to appear in Court.

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 **