Joplin man arrested for smoking meth in Sheriff’s parking lot

Joplin man arrested for smoking meth in Sheriff’s parking lot
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Authorities in southeast Kansas arrest a Joplin man for smoking drugs in the Sheriff’s Office parking lot.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was talking to communications officers about weather and road conditions around 2:30 a.m. on February 28th when they saw a man and woman pull into the parking lot.

The man remained in the car while the woman went into the Sheriff’s office to inquire about posting bond for an inmate.

While the deputy continued to view the surveillance camera, the man then appeared to start smoking drugs.

Authorities say the deputy approached the man who was found to be in possession of a considerable amount of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia.

The 25-year-old was placed under arrest in lieu of $15,000.00 bond, on suspicion of Possessing Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possessing Methamphetamine and Possessing Drug Paraphernalia.

“This is certainly a situation which can be used to demonstrate the damage done by using methamphetamine, which clearly results in a diminished ability to think rationally,” stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

The woman was not arrested and decided not to post either mans bond at that time.

No formal charges have been filed at this time.