EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) - An East Prairie woman is in custody after a narcotics investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department.
Amanda E. George, 22, is charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance in/near public of government subsidized housing. Her bond is set at $100,000.
According to Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began last week when a deputy was approached by a East Prairie man, to whom George had reportedly offered to sell a large quantity of prescription pills.
Based on that information, deputies conducted surveillance which confirmed suspicious activity at the suspect’s home. The deputies then coordinated with an informant, who contacted George via text message to arrange the drug transaction.
The deputies watched as the informant met George on East Main Street, and bought 30 pills, for $1 each. The pills were later identified as Clonazepam, a controlled substance marketed under the name Klonopin.