The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

August 17, 2012

Couple arrested after deputy stops to lend assistance

A Jasper County sheriff’s deputy who stopped to assist two people with a disabled vehicle Thursday night wound up arresting them.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that a deputy came across a man and a woman with a disabled vehicle about 9 p.m. at 522 E. Fountain Road and stopped to see if he could be of assistance.

The deputy spotted an open beer in the vehicle and called for a drug-sniffing dog. The deputy allegedly found about 6 grams of crack cocaine and 5 grams of marijuana in a backpack.

Both the man and woman were arrested, but the man alone was charged with felony possession with an intent to deliver the cocaine. He was identified as Starsky D. Love, 36, of Joplin.

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