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Louisiana, MO police chief, girlfriend charged with drug trafficking after overdose death at their home

<i>Pike County MO Sheriff/KMOV</i><br/>Louisiana
Pike County MO Sheriff/KMOV
Pike County MO Sheriff/KMOV
Louisiana

By Matt Woods

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    PIKE COUNTY, Missouri (KMOV) — Prosecutors have charged the Louisiana, Missouri police chief with trafficking drugs after two people overdosed at his home Tuesday. One of the overdose victims died and the other was taken to the hospital.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Wednesday that Louisiana Police Chief William E. Jones, 50, and his girlfriend Alexis J. Thone, 25, have been charged in the incident. Thone’s 24-year-old brother, Gabriel Thone, was dead when first responders got to the home of Jones and his girlfriend in the 2300 block of Kentucky Street in Louisiana.

The press release did not outline the cause of death, but Jones and Alexis Thone were charged with drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance. It does not say what drugs were involved.

A second brother of Alexis Thone, 21, was revived with Narcan and taken to Pike County Memorial Hospital. His current condition is unknown.

The press release states an “off-duty Louisiana Police Officer” called the non-emergency line of Pike County 911 to report a death around 9:53 p.m. Tuesday.

Jones was also charged with tampering with evidence. He is being held at the Lincoln County Jail on a $150,000 cash-only bond. Alexis Thone is being held at the Pike County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

No other information was released Wednesday.

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