Nevada woman charged for trafficking drugs through mail
NEVADA, Mo. – Police seize a mailed package containing meth and arrest a Nevada, Missouri woman.
The Nevada Police Department has been working with the United States Postal Service Investigations and the Department of Homeland Security in a months-long investigation. They suspected someone in the community was trafficking drugs through the mail.
Officers got a search warrant based on information that a delivery of drugs was being made to a home in the 600 block of N. Elm Street on July 8, 2021.
That afternoon, law enforcement executed the search warrant. The Nevada Police Department, Vernon and Bates County Sheriff’s Offices were all involved.
During the search, a Bates County K-9 made a positive alert on the package in question.
Nevada Police seized the contents of the package. There was about 115 grams of suspected methamphetamine. According to the NPD, it has an estimated street value of about $2,000. Officers will send the evidence to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for testing.
They arrested Dawn M. Hopper, 43 of Nevada. The Vernon County Prosecutor’s Office filed a charge of Trafficking Drugs 2nd Degree (Class B Felony) against Hopper. The Vernon County Jail is holding her on a $100,000 cash only bond.
Authorities continue their joint investigation.
They encourage residents to contact police if you have any information that would be helpful to combat crime. To report criminal activities call 911, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100 or use the Nevada Police Department’s Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477. The NPD says any and all information can be kept confidential if requested.
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