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Three More Heroin Dealers Arrested in JC

Police in the capital city make another step forward in their fight against heroin by arresting three area dealers this week.

Jefferson City Police say 33-year-old Steven Dennis, 32-year-old Tatum Carter, and 23-year-old Gregory Wright are all Chicago residents who were staying in Mid-Missouri to deal drugs. Investigators say Dennis is a high-level dealer who is also a suspect in recent heroin overdoses in Jefferson City. He faces five charges of distributing drugs, and is in the Cole County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Carter and Wright face one drug count each, and are being held on individual $100,000 bonds.

Officers say they expect to keep making heroin arrests in Jefferson City as the investigation continues. They say heroin overdoses in the city are down over 60-percent compared to last year.

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