During a lengthy drug investigation conducted from July 2017 - October 2017, area authorities focused on individuals involved with distributing controlled substances, specifically methamphetamine and prescription pills. Several of the suspects are still being sought.

A press release from the Sedalia Police Department indicates that Drug Enforcement detectives and investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol took part in the investigation.

SPD says the goal of the investigation was to seek out individuals responsible for distributing user quantities of the substances, and who were difficult to investigate through routine methods, as a result of them staying at various residences or motels, and constantly moving from place to place.

Investigators were reportedly able to make direct purchases of methamphetamine and prescription pills from these individuals, in order to establish criminal charges against them.

It was noted the reason for the length of the investigation was to make sure lab results were correct.

Warrants have been issued for multiple suspects by the Pettis County Prosecutor’s Office and are currently being sought by law enforcement.

The suspects and charges are as follows:

• 34-year old Joshua L. Baker
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance Within A Protected Location (Methamphetamine)
o Two active Pettis County warrants – Total bond $200,000 cash/surety. 
o Still being sought by law enforcement

• 34-year old Jessica K. Wissman
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance Within A Protected Location (Methamphetamine)
o One active Pettis County warrant - $100,000 cash/surety bond
o Still being sought by law enforcement

• 33-year old Stephanie N. Hughes

o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance (prescription pills)
o One active Pettis County warrant - $50,000 cash/surety bond
o Still being sought by law enforcement

• 30-year old Chasidy F. Perez
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance Within A Protected Location (Methamphetamine)
o One active Pettis County warrant - $100,000 cash/surety bond
o Still being sought by law enforcement

• 29-year old Jamie C. Hern
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance Within A Protected Location (Methamphetamine)
o Two active Pettis County warrants – Total bond $200,000 cash/surety. 
o Still being sought by law enforcement

• 36-year old Aaron J. Brown
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
o One active Pettis County warrant – $25,000 cash/surety bond
o Still being sought by law enforcement

Additional charges are also being sought for two individuals who were observed engaging in a drug transaction, in the parking lot of a local business. The suspects and charges are as follows:

• 30-year old Monty A. Ellis
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance In A Protected Location (Methamphetamine)
o One active Pettis County warrant - $50,000 cash/surety bond
o Still being sought by law enforcement

• 35-year old Ashley L. Liebe
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
o One active Pettis County warrant - $100,000 cash/surety bond
o Still being sought by law enforcement

Two other subjects have been apprehended:

• 34-year old Brianna N. Johnson
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance Within A Protected Location (Methamphetamine)
o One active Pettis County warrant - $100,000 cash/surety bond
o Currently incarcerated

• 21-year old Savannah T. Stetzenbach
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
o Distribution Of A Controlled Substance Within A Protected Location (Methamphetamine)
o Two active Pettis County warrants – Total bond $200,000 cash/surety
o Apprehended

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of any of the individuals still being sought, call the Sedalia Police Department at 660-826-8100.

Randy Kirby