Traffic stop leads to filing of drug charges" class="popup" style="padding:10px" data-toggle="new-window" data-new-window-width="500" data-new-window-height="300"> Traffic stop leads to filing of drug charges%20https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/img-src-http-www-joplinglobeonline-com-images-zope-policeandfire-gif/article_6d4432f1-6318-55e6-97c5-01662ffd0c06.html" class="popup" style="padding:10px"data-toggle="new-window" data-new-window-width="500" data-new-window-height="300"> Traffic stop leads to filing of drug charges" class="popup" style="padding:10px"data-toggle="new-window" data-new-window-width="500" data-new-window-height="300"> Traffic stop leads to filing of drug charges" style="padding:10px"data-toggle="new-window" data-new-window-width="500" data-new-window-height="300"> Traffic stop leads to filing of drug charges&body=https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/img-src-http-www-joplinglobeonline-com-images-zope-policeandfire-gif/article_6d4432f1-6318-55e6-97c5-01662ffd0c06.html" style="padding:10px">

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with felony possession of a methamphetamine precursor with intent to manufacture the drug in connection with a traffic stop early Wednesday by a Joplin police officer.

Cpl. Chuck Niess of the Joplin Police Department said an officer stopped a vehicle at 2:05 a.m. near 27th and Main streets for alleged failure to maintain a lane. Niess said the driver, Kennyata N. Davis, 908 S. Chestnut Ave., was issued a summons for being unable to produce proof of insurance.

Niess said the officer later saw a female passenger setting a soft-drink can down on the ground. It allegedly had a small amount of marijuana and a syringe in it, Niess said. The 28-year-old passenger was arrested on charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Niess said a purse found in the trunk of the car allegedly contained a can of Heet, Drano, some coffee filters and two boxes of pseudoephedrine, a precursor in the manufacture of meth. Davis was charged later in the day with felony possession with intent to manufacture.

Recommended for you