Sedalia Police Chief Matt Wirt issued the following press release Tuesday morning:

The Sedalia Police Department Crime Resolution Unit (CRU) in conjunction with the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has conducted a covert investigation over the last several months with a focus on individuals found to be distributing illegal drugs throughout our community.

Many of the individuals charged during this investigation are suspected of distributing drugs through hand-to-hand transactions in places like motels, protected areas (near parks or schools), and in concealed locations in attempt to avoid traditional law enforcement investigative techniques. The SPD CRU concentrated their efforts to seek out these surreptitious transactions and arrest those individuals responsible in a comprehensive effort to reduce drug distribution in our community.

Many police investigations rely on the community to provide tips to law enforcement so detectives can pursue individuals responsible for drug distribution.

We greatly appreciate our community’s efforts to provide information and to support CRU drug investigations. The Sedalia Police Department would also like to express their appreciation to Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation and the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with the arrests made outside the Sedalia city limits.

As a result of the investigation, Pettis County warrants were issued and the following individuals were arrested:

Rachael M. Gardner, 27 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location
$100,000.00 cash/surety bond

Gabriela M. Pascual, 22 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location (two counts)
$200,000.00 cash/surety bond

Tammy A. Ballew, 41 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location (two counts)
$200,000.00 cash/surety bond

Robert A. Woolery, 31 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location (two counts)
$200,000.00 cash/surety bond

Aleksey L. Kaemper, 27 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location (two counts)
$200,000.00 cash/surety bond

Warren R. Olson, 37 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location (two counts)
$125,000.00 cash/surety bond

Zakkry A. Comfort, 29 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location (two counts)
$125,000.00 cash/surety bond

Lorenna J. Brockmeyer, 26 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance
$25,000.00 cash/surety bond

Daryan M. Harrison, 25 of Sedalia (Currently incarcerated in Missouri DOC)
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location (2 counts)
$200,000.00 cash/surety bond

These individuals also have active warrants and are still being sought by law enforcement:

Travis M. Riedl, 27 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location
Delivery of a controlled substance
$125, 000.00 cash/surety

Sara E. Meyer, 34 of Sedalia
Delivery of a controlled substance within a protected location
Delivery of a controlled substance
$125,000.00 cash/surety

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of these individuals should contact the Sedalia Police Crime Resolution Unit at (660) 827-7823, ext. 1252, cru@sedaliapolice.com, or if outside of Sedalia contact your local law enforcement agency. Do not take any police-action yourself.

--All persons arrested or with outstanding warrants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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