OVER TWO POUNDS OF MARIJUANA FOUND DURING TRAFFIC STOP IN CARTER COUNTY
Over two pounds of marijuana was discovered Monday during a traffic stop in Carter County.
Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens tells KWOC news that the stop was conducted by members of the Carter County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway on U.S. Highway 60
A total of 2.075 pounds of marijuana was found during the stop.
Sheriff Stephens did not release any arrest information in connection to the bust.
WAPPAPELLO MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
A Wappapello man is facing a drug charge in connection to his arrest last week.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on Thursday witnesses found Chad Sweet in a vehicle that was in a ditch in the area of South 11th Street.
Sweet allegedly had a syringe in his hand when he was found.
Sweet told police that the syringe had heroin in it. He was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated – drugs.
WOMAN ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF AN ELDERLY
A Dexter woman is accused of financial exploitation.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office, 48 year old Sandra Campbell was recently arrested for financial exploitation of an elderly.
Her bond was set at $50,000.
MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON A FELONY FIREARM CHARGE
A Patterson man was taken into custody over the weekend on a felony firearm charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Teddoro Rivas was arrested early Sunday morning on a felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Rivas was taken to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office following the arrest.
VEHICLE STRIKES KENNETT BUSINESS
A woman was arrested early Tuesday morning after her vehicle allegedly struck a restaurant.
According to the Kennett Police Department, shortly before 3 am Tuesday officers were sent to an area in reference to a female passed out at a stop light. Officers checked the area and found the vehicle at Hardees. Police say that the vehicle had struck the building.
Following an investigation, officers arrested 37 year old Crystal Collins, of Kennett, for driving while intoxicated.
FARMERS AND MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY ALERT DURING HARVEST SEASON
Harvest season is here and the Missouri State Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists that they should expect heavier farm machinery traffic--especially on rural highways.
There were a total of 156 Missouri traffic crashes involving farm equipment in 2014. In those crashes four people were killed and 57 were injured.
If you come up behind a tractor or other farm machinery, please slow down and be patient. Wait to pass until you have a clear view of the road ahead and there is no oncoming traffic. Never pass on a hill or curve.
Collisions commonly occur when a motorist tries to pass a left-turning farm vehicle. A tractor that appears to be pulling to the right side of the road to let motorists pass, instead may be preparing to make a wide left turn. Remember to watch the farmer’s hand and light signals closely.
Farmers who are driving farm equipment should make it as properly marked with lights and a “slow-moving vehicle” emblem.
If traffic accumulates behind you on a road where it is difficult to make a safe pass, you should pull off onto the side of the road in a level area, so the vehicles behind you can pass.
If possible, never drive farm equipment on roadways at dawn or dusk when it is more difficult for drivers of other vehicles to see.