New Madrid County man sentenced on drug charges

Friday, September 29, 2017

KENNETT, Mo. - A New Madrid County man will serve 10 years in prison on a drug charge.

Wesley Creasy, 39, of Portageville entered a guilty plea on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Creasy's case was heard Sept. 21 in Dunklin County on a change of venue.

According to New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Lawson, Creasy, who was sentenced to 10 years by Judge Robert N. Mayer, is considered a prior and persistent felony drug offender which enhanced his range of punishment and eliminates the possibility of probation or parole.

"So he will be required to serve every single day of his 10-year sentence," Lawson said.

On Dec. 2, 2016, New Madrid County Sheriff Department Sgt. Troy Shelly along with deputies from the New Madrid County and Stoddard County Sheriff's Departments and members of the SEMO Drug Task Force went to Creasy's residence in Portageville.

"Upon entering the residence Creasy was located in a bathroom attempting to flush two clear plastic baggies containing a white crystal substance," Shelly wrote in the probable cause statement. An officer removed several pieces of a white crystal substance from the toilet, which weighed 20.7 grams and field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine, Shelly stated.

Creasy was previously found guilty on Feb. 25, 2003, of distribution of a controlled

substance and on Oct. 11, 2011, possession of a controlled substance

"All the credit for this conviction goes to law enforcement," Lawson said. "Thanks to the collaborative effort between the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, and the SEMO Drug Task Force, a career criminal will be locked away for the next 10 years."

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