Narcotics Unit Looks to Clean up Problem House

4 people were arrested this week at a St. Clair residence that is well known to the Franklin County Narcotics Unit. Deputies arrived at the residence, located on the 12 hundred block of Forest Hills Drive, and discovered two suspects outside. One suspect, a 30 year old Union man, had methamphetamine on his person while the other suspect, a 50 year old man from St. Clair, was found to have a scale in his vehicle. The Narcotics Unit was not given consent to search the residence so they applied for warrant. Despite the warrant, The 4 people in the house refused to open the door and the narcotics unit broke it down. 2 more suspects were arrested. Detective Scott Briggs with the Narcotics Units says this residence on Forest Hills Drive is so well know to law enforcement for drug activity that additional charges and action may be taken. The residence is within 2000 feet of St. Clair High School and the 27 year old man arrested for the distribution of meth could also be facing a class A felony for selling the drug so close to a school. Detective Briggs says additional action can be taken to declare the property a nuisance and evict its residents.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron is a senior and this is his first year playing soccer.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 4 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 39 min ago

Union 55 Pacific 7
Borgia 42 Kennedy 6
Battle 56 Washington 8
O'Fallon Christian 50 Wright City 12
Salem 50 St. James 27
Southern Boone 40 Owensville 24
Priory 49 Sullivan 17
Hermann 36 Transportation and Law 6
Cuba 30 Jefferson 0
Moberly 42 Warrenton 0

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St. Clair at Westminster 2:00