Ozark, Mo. -- (11/9/17) On November 8th, 2017, at approximately 7:13pm, the Ozark Police Department responded to a call for service at Burger King (1699 W. Jackson Street) for reported drug activity. The caller believed the occupants of a silver Chevrolet Impala were smoking marijuana with a small child in the vehicle.
When officers Christopher Schwartz and Marco Cabrales arrived on scene, they contacted Kane Tanski (24), Carlos Santiago (28), and Betsy Jones (27), in the described vehicle parked near the business; two young children were also located in the vehicle. An investigation into the reported drug activity resulted in the seizure of approximately three pounds of marijuana, a quarter pound of cocaine, three handguns, and an AK47 style rifle.
Based on the investigation, Officers Schwartz and Cabrales arrested Kane Tanski, Carlos Santiago, and Betsy Jones for Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident and placed on 24-hour holds. Probable cause statements were submitted to the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on November 9th, 2017.