Felony drug charges have been filed with respect to several arrests made over the past weekend by Joplin police.
Brandy M. Crews, 21, of Joplin, was charged with possession of methamphetamine after officers stopped her on foot near 15th Street and Minnesota Avenue about 2:27 a.m. Sunday and conducted a search of her purse.
A vehicle stop near 36th Street and Range Line Road at 2:23 a.m. Friday led to the charging of Phillip J. Hans, 30, of Joplin, for alleged possession of 16 clonazepam pills without a prescription. Hans was a passenger in a car driven by a resident of Baxter Springs, Kan., who was arrested on some outstanding warrants.
Jarrod McGuirk, 29, of Joplin, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of meth lab components with the intent to manufacture the drug after an arrest Friday morning in the 900 block of South Sergeant Avenue.
Officers checking out a possible burglary in progress Friday night in the 2700 block of West Junge Boulevard arrested Eric C. Greenlee, 33, of Gentry, Ark., on suspicion of possession of oxycodone and diazepam without a prescription.
The alleged discovery early Saturday morning of some bags of meth and drug pipes in a room at the Sunrise Motel at 3600 S. Range Line Road resulted in the charging of Christy L. Sack, 43, of Chetopa, Kan., with felony possession.
A traffic stop Sunday night near Eighth Street and Connecticut Avenue led to the arrest of Zachary W. Robison, 22, of Oronogo, for alleged possession of four pills of Ecstasy.
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