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Search Yields Meth, Stolen Truck and Gun


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                                       William Kukovich                                                               Justin Cochran                                                     Victoria Hering

A search warrant executed by Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputies at 208 East Wood in Weir on Sunday morning led to the arrest of three suspects.

"Deputies recovered various items including a Ford Truck, which had been reported stolen out of Barton County, Missouri, as well as a handgun and other property reported stolen out of Jasper County.  In addition to the stolen property, suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were also seized," stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

Arrested at the scene were William Kukovich, age 27, along with 28-year-old Justin Cochran and 21-year-old Victoria Hering, all of Pittsburg. 

In addition to being held on an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued in Pittsburg, Kukovich is facing charges of Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Cochran and Hering both face charges of Possessing Stolen Property, Possessing Methamphetamine and Possessing Drug Paraphernalia. 

The investigation remains ongoing and arrests of additional suspects are expected.


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