Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sarcoxie traffic stop leads to drug arrest for couple; Jasper County deputy finds ecstasy in man's pants

(From the Sarcoxie Police Department)

On December 23, 2017 at approximately 10 P.M. two officers from the Sarcoxie Police Department were conducting routine patrol. They observed a green car with a temporary tag turn southbound on 11th Street and High.

The officers began following the vehicle. When the car came to a stop at 11th and Center, the officers attempted to read the temporary tag to verify if it was up to date. However, the driver of the vehicle failed to maintain a good legible condition of the temp tag. The temp tag was crumpled up in a clear plastic sleeve with excessive water residue in the plastic sleeve. The condition of the temp tag prevented either officer from determining what state, the expiration date, and the letters and numbers registered to the temp tag. 

The officers initiated a traffic stop and made contact with a female driver, and a male passenger. The officer took both names of the individuals. 

The male passenger had an active warrant out of Webb City. The officers pulled the male out of the vehicle and arrested him on the warrant. 

Upon searching the male, he was found to have excessive amounts of unused dime-sized clear baggies, two purple pills which was later to be determined as ecstasy, approximately $160 in cash, and a small dime-sized baggie which field tested positive for methamphetamine residue. 

The officers had a deputy arrive on scene to assist. They pulled the female out and searched the vehicle. Upon searching the female's vehicle, they found three scales (two of which field tested positive for methamphetamine), five cell phones and an Arm-Sword. However, nothing much else was located in the vehicle. 

Both subjects we're placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Upon arriving at the Jasper County Jail, the female was booked in, and the deputy who transported her went and researched his vehicle. He observed a glass pipe the female had hid away from the Police and kicked underneath the deputy's seat hoping he wouldn't find it. 

The glass pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine. The male subject was strip searched upon arriving at the jail, within the first minute of the search a clear baggie fell out from inside the male's pants. It was later identified as two grams of methamphetamine. Also in the bag was another ecstasy pill (equaling three ecstasy pills). The male and female subject were charged with another charge of delivery/concealment of a controlled substance of any correctional center; city, county, or private jail. Both subjects were booked in early in the morning on December 24.