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.
This investigation aligns with the City’s efforts to hold motel management accountable for safe lodging. As a result of this investigation, a comprehensive review of the motel’s business license and inspection records is being conducted.