Branson police have arrested six individuals after a raid on a motel Sunday morning.
According to a statement from the city of Branson, a search warrant was executed on several rooms at the Metropolitan Motel at 300 Schaefer Drive in Branson at about 5:30 a.m.
Police said a “wide assortment of drugs and firearms were seized, along with evidence of a counterfeiting operation.”
Police served the warrant along with the Taney County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Team. According to the police department, they are assisting the Sheriff’s Department with the investigation, as are The Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
In all, six individuals were arrested, including a member of the motel management. The city’s statement says the individuals were transported to the Taney County Jail and that Branson police are communicating with the county prosecutor’s office and with Missouri Probation and Parole on the charges.
Check the Branson Tri-Lakes News for further developments on this story.
The full press release from the city of Branson:
“The Branson Police Department arrested six people and discovered drugs and money counterfeiting operations while serving a search warrant on multiple rooms at the Metropolitan Motel, located at 300 Schaefer Dr, on Sunday, August 9, 2020 around 5:30 a.m.
“Branson Police developed information from proactive enforcement efforts that led to this search warrant. The Branson Police Department along with the Taney County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Team served this search warrant. A wide assortment of drugs and firearms were seized along with evidence of a counterfeiting operation. The Secret Service, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Branson Police are assisting with this investigation.
“Six people, including a member of the motel management, were arrested on a variety of charges and transported to the Taney County Jail. Branson Police are communicating with the Taney County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and Missouri Probation and Parole on the charges.”