Pair charged with Felony Drug Trafficking after drug raid

Fentanyl and Meth seized, Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney files charges
Mugshots courtesy Joplin Police Dept, Joplin City Jail.
Mugshots courtesy Joplin Police Dept, Joplin City Jail.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Ozark Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) release details regarding a narcotics warrant service early Wednesday morning in the Joplin city limits.

About 6:30 a.m. February 9, Joplin Police SWAT assisted ODET in the 3100 block of E Kennedy Lane, just south of the Enterprise Industrial Park.

Once the scene was secured, “ODET Detectives seized approximately 1 Pound of suspected methamphetamine, 1 gram of Fentanyl and 5 firearms. One of the guns located was reported stolen out of Carthage.” — ODET

Two were arrested and transported to the Joplin city jail. Charges have now been filed by the Jasper County Prosecutor to each.

  • Dustin Holden, 32, is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond on charges of:
  • Felony Drug Trafficking (2X)
  • Felony Receiving Stolen Property
  • Ariel Divine, 30, is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond on charges of:
  • Felony Drug Trafficking (2X)

ODET estimates the street value of Meth seized between $5K – $10K.

One gram of Fentanyl equals one-million micrograms. It’s takes about 1,000 micrograms to kill a person according to the following chart from Harm Reduction Ohio.

Chart courtesy Harm Reduction Ohio.

Chart courtesy Harm Reduction Ohio.

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