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HS drug bust yields stolen weapons

HS drug bust yields stolen weapons

August 31st, 2012 in News

A Holts Summit couple is in custody after a search of their residence yielded drugs and stolen firearms Thursday.

With assistance from the Callaway County Sheriff's Office, the Jefferson City Police Department SWAT team and K9, the MUSTANG drug task force executed a search warrant on the residence of Kevin and Melissa Hiatte on County Road 4006.

While searching the house, Callaway Sheriff Dennis Crane said officers found methamphetamine and marijuana as well as 15 guns.

"We recovered two guns that were stolen - a rifle that was actually from a 2000 case in Callaway County and a handgun that was reported stolen in Cole County about a month ago," Crane said.

Kevin and Melissa Hiatte both were arrested at the scene and were taken to the Callaway County Jail.

Kevin Hiatte, 45, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was arrested on a Callaway County warrant for first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. He is being held on $10,000 bond.

Melissa Hiatte, 46, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana. She is being held on $4,500.

The Hiattes are scheduled to appear in Callaway County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 21.