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Two arrested following Highway Patrol raid in Newton County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control conducted a raid on a residence south of Joplin on Thursday, Dec. 27.

The Patrol arrested 43-year-old Jayme Richards and 24-year-old Tieraney Anderson of Joplin.

The arrests resulted from a narcotics investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Narcotics/Vice Unit.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team participated in the raid.

Investigators came from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop D Special Weapons and Tactics Team. They executed a search warrant at the residence located on Shoal Cliff Drive in Joplin.

They seized over 190 marijuana plants,10 firearms and several pounds of processed marijuana.

A family member took custody of the juvenile who lived at the residence.

Richardson and Anderson were charged with several felonies. Richardson was charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs. His bond was set at $5,500.

Authorities charged Anderson with manufacture of a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $3,000.

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