TROY DRUG DEAL LEADS TO FIVE ARRESTS

Julie Seaton Lance Phipps Marilyn McReynolds Shawn McReynolds Stacey Eaton

Acting on prior information of an impending narcotics sale, detectives with the Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team trailed two known narcotics dealers, 39-year-old Julie Seaton, of Moscow Mills, and her boyfriend 24-year-old Shawn McReynolds, of Moscow Mills, from their residence along the 400 block of Blue Bunting Circle to the Walgreens parking lot in Troy.

Detectives observed Seaton and McReynolds pull alongside a Jeep Liberty and exchange money for an item. Detectives identified the driver and passenger of the Jeep as 31-year-old Lance Phipps, of O’Fallon, and 32-year-old Stacey Eaton, of Elsberry, and approached the vehicle.

When Phipps and Eaton realized law enforcement was approaching they threw Dilaudid pills they just purchased in the backseat where a 12-year-old autistic female was sitting. All four adults were arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Jail.

Seaton later told investigators she had sold prescription narcotics to McReynolds for several months. It was also learned Shawn McReynolds was selling his mother’s prescriptions medications, Adderall and Dilaudid, at his mother’s directions. Detectives arrested 48-year-old Marilyn McReynolds in her home along the 1200 block of Shingle Oaks Ct., in Troy. Marilyn McReynolds told investigators she uses her son and his girlfriend to sell her narcotics.

In addition, Lance Phipps was wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for a burglary in Elsberry he committed in January 2016.

Lance Phipps is charged with felony Possession of a Control Substance and Endangering the Welfare of a Child and is currently housed at the Lincoln County Jail under a $25,000 cash only bond. In addition, Phipps is charged with felony Second Degree Burglary and two misdemeanor counts of theft (under $500) with a bond of $20,000 cash only. Other conditions of bond may apply.

Julie Seaton is charged with felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $25,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

Shawn McReynolds is charged with felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance is housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $25,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

Stacey Eaton is charged with felony Possession of a Control Substance and Endangering the Welfare of a Child and is currently housed at the Lincoln County Jail under a $25,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

Marilyn McReynolds is charged with felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance is housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $20,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

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