Four people are facing felony drug charges as a consequence of arrests made Wednesday by Joplin police.
Cpl. Chuck Niess said vehicle stops led to two of the arrests. Nicklaus A. Ramsey, 25, of Joplin, was arrested at 4:12 a.m. Wednesday after the stop of a vehicle for improper lane use near 20th Street and Willard Avenue. A bag of methamphetamine allegedly was found on a floorboard of the vehicle, and Ramsey, a passenger, was charged with felony possession.
Shelby L. Whittington, 20, of Neosho, was charged with felony possession of meth and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 4:55 a.m. near 20th Street and Connor Avenue, Niess said. Whittington was a passenger in a car stopped for an alleged turn signal violation.
An officer responding to a report of a disturbance at Watered Gardens, 531 S. Kentucky Ave., at 11:15 a.m. arrested Michael L. Moss, 31, on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of a weapon. A search subsequent to arrest allegedly turned up two alprazolam pills on his person, and Moss was charged with felony possession.
Fred C. Weisshaar, 43, was arrested at 9:22 p.m. near the intersection of Seventh Street and Byers Avenue when an officer’s search of his person allegedly produced two bags of meth. He also was charged with felony possession.
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