Thursday, June 15, 2017

Investigation in Appleton City leads to two arrests for felony drug possession

Kenneth Herdman
On June 14, Kenneth Herdman, 65, and Tamara Herdman, 50, both of Appleton City, were arrested on felony St. Clair County warrants. Kenneth Herdman is charged with two counts of class D felony possession of a controlled substance. 

He is also charged with class E felony unlawful use of a weapon (possess weapon and a felony controlled substance.) His bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

Tamara Herdman is charged with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force investigation during the early morning hours the same day at a residence on East Second Street, Appleton City. 
Tamara Herdman

During the investigation a Cobra .38 special loaded with two rounds was located in Kenneth Herdman’s pants pocket. Another RG .38 special with six rounds of was located in a shoulder holster under his left arm. In another pocket a container with 17 Alprazolam, a schedule four controlled substance, was located.

A small clear re-closable plastic bag with a white powder substance was found inside a shared bedroom of Kenneth and Tamara. 

A white powder substance was also located in two long handled wooden shaker containers hanging on a wall in the bedroom. Each of the items field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

During the investigation deputies noticed Tamara Herdman throwing something away from her person outside. A search located a broken portion of a clear glass pipe with a white powder and burned substance inside it. The substance inside the pipe field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.