Man Arrested Following Joint Investigation in Mississippi County

A joint investigation led to the arrest of a Charleston man on drug trafficking charges.Leroy Cleave Tate, 45, of Charleston is charged through Mississippi County with one count of felony delivery or manufacture of imitation controlled substance, according to online court records. Officials say Robert Hearnes said a joint effort by his department and Sikeston Department of Public Safety led to a search warrant being executed Dec. 23 at 301 S. Locust St. in Charleston. Tate was arrested for trafficking drugs in the first degree and placed in jail. The investigation is ongoing. Officials say approximately 8 ounces of methamphetamine; 4 ounces of marijuana and some ammunition were seized during the search. Tate is being held in the Mississippi County Detention Center where his bond has been set at $200,000 cash only. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Mississippi County Division 1 Court.

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