Another drug roundup nabs 25 suspects
Law enforcement officers from the South Central Drug Task Force, Rolla and St. James Police Departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Phelps and Dent County Sheriffs' Departments, and the office of the prosecuting attorney conducted a drug-warrant roundup Tuesday morning. This was the second drug roundup in less than six weeks.
Phelps County Sheriff, Richard L. Lisenbe, said, “This warrant roundup should send a strong message to the criminal element of Phelps County that we are serious about stopping the flow of illegal drugs in this community. We will continue our efforts to curtail the illegal drug trade in Phelps County.”
Missouri man dies after copperhead bite
A St. Charles man is dead after being bitten by a copperhead snake while camping with his family in southeast Missouri.
Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch says 52-year-old Timothy Levins died Tuesday evening after being bitten at Sam A. Baker State Park.
Finch says it is the third known death in Missouri by the bite of a copperhead. The others were in the 1960s and in 2012.
Finch says Levins was at a cabin, saw the snake and pointed it out to his son. The snake, 18 to 20 inches long, bit Levins two or three times after he picked it up. After Levins became ill, someone in a neighboring cabin started CPR and an ambulance was called. Levin was pronounced dead at a hospital in Poplar Bluff.