Narcotics Arrest in Phelps County

A couple of people were arrested in Phelps County yesterday after a long-term narcotics investigation. On December 30, 2023, the Rolla Area Drug Enforcement Task Force officers conducted a search warrant on the 1800 block of Liam Court in Rolla by the Rolla Police Department’s S.WA.T. Team, Rolla Police Department, and the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department. The Missouri S&T Police Department also helped in assisting during the execution of the warrant. As a result of the investigation 35-year-old Dawon T. Evans, was arrested for two counts of child endangerment in the 1st degree, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and maintaining a public nuisance. He was also arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor traffic warrant. The office filed charges, and warrants were issued with no bond. Also arrested during the search warrant for an unrelated misdemeanor warrant from Maries County was 35-year-old Precious Washington. Charges for Washington are still being requested.