More Than 20 Arrests Made In Major Sting Operation

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A total of 24 individuals are charged this week in a sting operation that was concluded on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Douglas County.
Sheriff Chris Degase said the arrests resulted from nearly a year-long operation by the sheriff’s department, the South Central Drug Task Force, and numerous other agencies.
Forty-one officers from sheriff’s departments in Douglas, Ozark, Wright, Webster, Stone, Howell, and Greene counties were involved, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Drug Task Force, Seymour and Hartville police departments, and Cox Ambulance.
Following are the names of those arrested, a discription of the charges, and the arresting agency or where the charge originated.
Photos of those arrested can be seen elsewhere in this newspaper.
Steven Bennett, 25, Seymour, trafficking in drugs in the 2nd degree, Douglas County; dangerous drugs, Webster County.
Dalisa Clanton, 34, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, Douglas County.
Ransome Degase, 25, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams, Douglas County.
Cody Gast, 23, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, Douglas County.
Brad (BJ) Henry, 34, Douglas County, tampering with motor vehicle 1st degree, Douglas County.
Cody Ingram, 24, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, Douglas County.
Cassondra Lamb, 38, Ava, trafficking in drugs in the 2nd degree, Douglas County.
Jared Lambert, 21, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 45 grams or less of marijuana, Douglas County.
Jerry Miller, 29, Ava, distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce, or attempt to possess with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce a controlled substance, tampering with motor vehicle 1st degree, unlawful use of weapon-exhibiting, Douglas County.
Cassie Mincks, 26, Mansfield, tampering with motor vehicle 1st degree, Douglas County.
Landon Newton, 34, Wright County, three counts of distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce or attempt to or possess with intent to distribute deliver, manufacture, produce a controlled substance, Task Force.
Michael Nokes, 33, Ava, Taney County warrant failure to appear, unlawful use of firearm; Greene County warrant, tampering with motor vehicle 1st degree.
Angel Perry, 18, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, Douglas County; failure to appear proof of insurance, Ava Police Dept., two non-moving traffic violations, Sparta Police Dept.
RJ Sartin, 36, Seymour, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams oor less of marijuana, Douglas County.
Levi Thornsberry, 27, Squires, possessionof controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, Douglas County.
Barbara Tinsley, 57, Mansfield, two counts of distribution of controlled substance, Task Force.
Gary Welch, 63, Ava, distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce or atttempt to or possess with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce a controlled substance, Task Force.
Matthew Wells, 30, Ava, distributing or delivering not more than 5 grams of marijuana, delivery or manufacture of imitation controlled substance, Task Force.
Shanda Williams, 30, Ava, distributing or delivering not more than 5 grams marijuana, delivery or manufacture of imitation controlled substance, Task Force.
Charles Yost, 48, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, possession oof up to 35 grams of marijuana, two counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, Douglas County search warrant.
Lloyd Yost, 45, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, Douglas County.
Stuart Yost, 26, Seymour, burglary 2nd degree, two counts of staling a motor vehicle, Douglas County.
Tamara Yost, 20, Ava, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, Douglas County.
Tammy Yost, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams oor less of marijuana, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, two counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, Douglas County search warrant.