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2 SE Mo. men facing drug charges after 'sting operation'

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Lorenzo Robinson (Source: Scott County SO) Lorenzo Robinson (Source: Scott County SO)
Kermit Gillespie (Source: Scott County SO) Kermit Gillespie (Source: Scott County SO)
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports two men face heroin-related charges investigation in the city of Sikeston. 

Kermit Gillespie, 37, of Wyatt, Missouri, has been charged with the class B felony of distribution of a controlled substance and the class A misdemeanor of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Lorenzo Robinson, 36, of Sikeston, Missouri, has also been charged with the class B felony of distribution of a controlled substance, and the class A misdemeanor of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff Walter says his office began investigating information of heroin being transported and distributed between Charleston and Sikeston late last week leading to the sting operation Thursday afternoon.

Gillespie and Robinson were found to be in possession of heroin packaged in individual bags for distribution, according to Sheriff Walter.

The estimated street value of the heroin was set at $1000. 

Both men were taken to the Scott County Jail. Bond was set at $50,000.

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