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Drugs and Sawed Off Shotgun Seized

Police Department Press Release

March 28, 2018

On March 27th, 2018 at approximately 1:13 a.m., the Pittsburg Police Department received a call about a female screaming and being forced into a white Chevy Impala at 20th Street and the US69 bypass. The vehicle was last observed traveling east on 20th Street. An officer located the vehicle in the 100 block of W. 22nd Street and conducted a vehicle stop.

Two males and two females were located in the vehicle. One of the males was found to be holding a sawed off shot gun in his lap, which was quickly seized by officers. Another male was in possession of a flare gun, which was also seized. Several baggies of methamphetamine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana and prescription medication were located.

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Crawford County Jail as a result of this investigation.

Chad G. Stewart, age 47

  • Criminal Use of a Weapon
  • Distribution of Hallucinogenic
  • Distribution of Opiates
  • Possession of Paraphernalia with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance
  • Felony Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Arrest Warrants (Jasper County, MO)

William F. Askew II, age 37

  • Possession of Opiates
  • Felony Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Arrest Warrant (Pittsburg M.C.)

Heather L. Harvey, age 30

  • Possession of Opiates
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Tiffany A. Murray, age 31

  • Possession of Opiates
  • Possession of Marijuana

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.