Friday, February 17, 2017

Three arrested in August at Carthage hotel indicted on federal drug charges

A federal grand jury indictment against three people charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute was unsealed today in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

The indictment stems from arrests made August 31 at a Carthage hotel by the Ozarks Area Drug Enforcement Team.

A detention hearing is scheduled 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Springfield for Justine McCaffrey, 29, Monett. Also indicted were Charlie Crow, 39, Monett, and Matthew Winfrey, 39, Aurora.

The original news release from the Ozarks Area Drug Enforcement Team is printed below:

On 08/31/2016 ODET detectives conducted a narcotics investigation at a local hotel in Carthage Mo. that led to the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of 400 grams of suspected methamphetamine worth a street value of $40,000.

The suspects were identified as Charlie Crow from Monett MO, Matthew Winfrey from Aurora Mo and Justine McCaffrey of Monett.

Crow and Winfrey were wanted on multiple felony warrants and all three suspects are facing distribution charges through the Jasper County Prosecutor's Office.

ODET detectives have seized approximately 1,350 grams of meth for the month of August with an estimated street value of $135,000.

ODET Detectives continue to fight to dismantle large scale drug trafficking organizations that are supplying meth to Barry, Barton, Jasper and McDonald Counties.

McCaffrey, Crow, and Winfrey, are still facing charges in Jasper County Circuit Court.

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