Two people were arrested in separate traffic stops in Desloge recently for numerous charges.

Desloge Police Chief James Bullock said on Sept. 12 at 2:15 a.m. one of his officers ran the plate of a vehicle and it came back that the plate belonged on different vehicle.

“The officer made a traffic stop and when he made contact with the driver he was told the driver didn’t have a license,” said Bullock. “The 37-year-old Farmington man had bloodshot dilated eyes and appeared to be very nervous. The officer could also smell marijuana in the car. He asked the man to step outside of the car and when doing so, he saw a syringe in plain view inside the car.”

Bullock said the officer ran a computer check on the man and confirmed the license was suspended. The officer searched the car and found a baggie of meth, a roach and paraphernalia.

“He also took the license plate off the car since it didn’t belong on that vehicle or to the person,” said Bullock. “The man is being charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, failing to register a motor vehicle and no proof of insurance.”

Bullock said in a separate incident on Sept. 2 one of his officers was called to the Desloge Walmart in reference to a person who may have been under the influence of narcotics and was needing EMS.

“He was informed the person would be in a yellow Cobalt and when the officer arrived EMS had already made contact,” said Bullock. “They told the officer the person had tried to drive away from the scene. He approached the driver of the vehicle and started speaking with her.”

Bullock said the 53-year-old Wentzville woman appeared to be very nervous and she said she had driven from Lake St. Louis and was going to Walmart, but fell asleep.

“They asked her if she was under the influence of anything and she stated no and that she did not need any medical assistance,” said Bullock. “While standing at the window of the car, the officer could smell an alcohol beverage.”

Bullock said the officer spoke with the woman again and told her she was under arrest for an open container.

“During a search of the car, he located a prescription bottle with no label, with a powdery substance on it,” said Bullock. “When he opened the bottle he found a crack/cocaine rock inside and he also found some paraphernalia, a pipe, razor, straw and an open bottle of Smirnoff.”

Bullock said the woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked and open container.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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