A Carthage woman facing two felony drug charges pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced count in a plea bargain that would allow her to receive a suspended imposition of sentence.
Brenna L. Collins, 32, pleaded guilty at a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin to possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.
Collins had been facing counts of second-degree trafficking in cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver in connection with an arrest in 2009 by the Jasper County Drug Task Force. A probable-cause affidavit alleges that a task force agent arranged for Collins to deliver a package to him at a gas station, but she threw it out of her vehicle when she spotted police while on her way there.
Collins led the agent back to where she had tossed the package, and the agent recovered a black bag containing more than 2 pounds of cocaine, the affidavit states. Her residence was searched, and bags containing 47 grams, 56 grams and 50 grams of marijuana were seized, the affidavit states.
The defendant’s plea bargain with the Jasper County prosecutor’s office would dismiss the count pertaining to the marijuana and would allow her to receive a suspended imposition of sentence. Circuit Judge Gayle Crane delayed formal action on the plea deal, ordered a sentencing-assessment report and set a sentencing hearing for March 18.
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