Aggressive Attack Against Drugs
State of Missouri
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Scott W. Munsterman
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, shortly after 10:00 p.m. the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office with assistance of members from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, executed a narcotic related search warrant in the 100 Block of SE 250 rd, Warrensburg.
The search warrant authorized law enforcement officers to search the address for methamphetamine, as well as items associated with its distribution, including currency. During the execution of the search warrant, a large quantity of prepackaged methamphetamine, packaging equipment and supplies as well as United States currency were discovered and seized.
During the execution of the Search Warrant, the 46 year old white male resident was arrested for two counts of distribution of a controlled substance/methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia/methamphetamine. The suspect was booked into the Johnson County Detention Center and was later released pending formal charges.
On August 27, 2015 shortly around 5:00 a.m., Johnson County Deputies, with assistance from the Warrensburg Police Department, executed a search warrant in the 1300 block of NW 450 rd, Holden, Missouri. The search warrant authorized law enforcement officers to search the address and premises for methamphetamine, as well as items associated with its use and distribution. During the search warrant execution, a quantity of methamphetamine, as well as items indicative of the distribution of narcotics were discovered. Deputies also seized a stolen motorcycle and a vehicle belonging to the owner of the residence identified as Shannon Benson. The Sheriff’s Office later applied for the forfeiture of said vehicle belonging to Benson. Benson and Kevin Hobbs were taken into custody on 24 hour investigative holds for several drug related charges as well as tampering with a motor vehicle relating to the stolen motorcycle.
Within the 24 hours, the Johnson County Prosecutors Office filed charges on Shannon Benson for the Class B felony of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and the Class C felony of tampering with a motor vehicle 1st degree with a bond of $25,000.00 cash or surety. Also charged was Kevin Hobbs for the Class C felony of possession of controlled substance and the Class C felony of tampering with a motor vehicle in the First Degree. His bond was set by the Court at $15,000.00 cash or surety.
These investigations are labor intensive and are possible due to the collective efforts of several law enforcement agencies working together with a common goal.
Sheriff Munsterman states “As my office continues to see the harmful effects these types of drugs have on the citizens of Johnson County on a daily basis, I pledge to the citizens of Johnson County that we will continue to work with all the law enforcement agencies to aggressively hunt down and attack the elements that sell and deal illegal drugs to all ages and social classes of people that make up our community”.