The Newton County Sheriff’s Department took a bite of drugs at the end of the work week.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department took a bite of drugs at the end of the work week.

Two people were arrested and jailed on $50,000 bonds after search warrants were served in separate locations Thursday. Deputies served a warrant at 301 Larry Place in Neosho, where Dushawnne Denise Hoyt, 45, was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and unlawful use of a weapon.

“She had 10 grams of methamphetamine,” Capt. Richard Leavens alleged.

A search warrant also was served at 32420 Palm Road in Fairview, where Richard Kyle Steele was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon.

“He had a loaded syringe and a used baggie of white crystal believed to be methamphetamine,” Leavens reported. “He has posted bond.”

Three simultaneous search warrants were served Friday morning at the Bykota Estates trailer park on East 32nd Street near Joplin.

The first, in unit A-23, netted the arrest of Estella Viola Bicknell, 22, who Leavens said is charged with manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was held on a $105,000 bond.

Bond was set at $100,500 for Jamie Kay Jones, 32, who he said was charged with distributing a controlled substance and was held on a Webb City warrant on a charge of excessive blood-alcohol content.

A third person at that location, David Daniel Kunce, 27, is charged with distributing a controlled substance and also was held on several Joplin warrants. Bond for that was set at $100,000. Jail officials reported that an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia has been leveled against Kunce, resulting in a cash-only bond of $25,000.

Another search warrant was served at unit B-10, where several guns, including a sawed-off shotgun, were seized. Leavens said arrests are pending.

Arrests also are pending after drug paraphernalia and scales for the distribution of methamphetamine were seized in a raid on unit A-9, he said.

The search warrants were the result of previous undercover operations conducted by the department, Leavens said.