Authorities serve five search warrants in two days

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The Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team serves five warrants in two days. The warrants were not related but some were close in proximity.

One of the warrants was served at 512 N. Mineral in Joplin and a second warrant at 1403 East Hill in Joplin. The Joplin SWAT Team was utilized for both warrants along with ODET Team Members.  

Brandon Falls, 32, was arrested from 512 N. Mineral and Charged with Unlawful Use of a Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Dakota Wald was also arrested at this location and charged with Drug Paraphernalia. Charges are pending with the Jasper County Prosecutors Office.  

The warrant at 1403 East Hill is still under investigation, and no arrests were made at this time. 

On Wednesday, ODET Detectives and Jasper County SWAT served a warrant at 1330 W. Budlong lot #9 in Carthage. The warrant led to the arrest of Juan Carlos Brache-Mercado for Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Suspected Meth and Paraphernalia was seized from the residence. Charges are pending with the Jasper County Prosecutors Office. 

ODET Detectives also served a search warrant at 2025 Porter in Joplin. Dustin Holland, 35, was arrested for Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Charges are pending with the Jasper County Prosecutors Office. 

A search warrant was served at 510 West B Street in Joplin as well. ODET Detectives seized 11.3 grams of suspected meth from the residence and arrested James Wimberly, 35. Charges are pending at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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