The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 25, 2007

Drug raid ends in arrests, closing of bar near state line

By Jeff Lehr

NOEL, Mo. — A McDonald County bar has been shut down, and its owner and three other men arrested for alleged sales of methamphetamine on the premises.

Agents of the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force served a search warrant Tuesday on the Four Aces bar on Missouri Highway 59, near the Arkansas state line in southern McDonald County, according to a news release from the task force.

Clif Boyer, director of the task force, said in the news release that the search was the culmination of an investigation several months long during which an undercover agent made several purchases of meth in the bar and the bar’s parking lot.

Arrested and charged with an array of drug-trafficking offenses were the bar’s owner, Jose A. Pina, 43, of Noel; Jason Holloway, 31, of Pineville; Robert D. Blevins, 36, of Southwest City; and John D. Radder, 45, of Gravette, Ark.

Pina was charged with sale of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, and maintaining or keeping a public nuisance. All four counts are felonies. Pina remained in custody Wednesday at the McDonald County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

The felony charges against Holloway are possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, maintaining or keeping a public nuisance, and possession of prohibited articles in a county jail. He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Holloway remained in custody on $50,000 bond.

Blevins and Radder are facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, and maintaining or keeping a public nuisance. They were being held on $25,000 bonds.

Amount undisclosed

An undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was seized in the search, according to authorities.

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