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California man arrested in Lincoln County on drug trafficking charges

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Jamie Dombro

LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A weeks-long surveillance operation resulted in the arrest of two men allegedly involved in a large-scale, cross-country marijuana distribution ring.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, the organization’s joint narcotics unit received a tip on May 23 that a local man was buying and selling marijuana at his residence via the U.S. Postal Service. Detectives with the narcotics unit began surveying the home, located in the 200 block of Oak Bend Drive in unincorporated Lincoln County.

On June 21, detectives noted a silver Hyundai Sonata with Arizona license plates approach the residence. When the vehicle left the home, deputies made a traffic stop and conducted a search of the vehicle with a drug-sniffing police dog. The K-9 picked up traces of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk.


John Pairrett

John Pairrett

Authorities searched the driver, identified as 56-year-old Jamie Dombro of Van Nuys, California, and found $5,000 in cash and a check for $5,000. The check was written out to Dombro by the homeowner on Oak Bend Drive, identified as 47-year-old John Pairrett.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for Pairrett’s home and located three trash bags of marijuana, several handguns, a shotgun, and several rifles. Pairrett, a convicted felon with prior drug convictions, is not supposed to have guns.

Pairrett told investigators that Dombro and other drug traffickers had been supplying him for years. Meanwhile, Dombro explained that he tried to get out of the drug trafficking scene, but was pulled back in because he was in heavy debt.

Pairrett was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He’s in custody at Lincoln County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond. Dombro was charged with distribution of a controlled substance and is housed at the Lincoln County Jail on $75,000 cash-only bond.