Case Dismissed: New York man faces drug charge in Jasper County

UPDATE: The Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office confirms this case is dismissed.

SARCOXIE, Mo. – A New York man faces a “Delivery of Controlled Substance” charge in Jasper County, Missouri. Authorities found more than $19,000, marijuana and several THC vape cartridges.

On April 8, 2020, at 8:05 p.m., officers with the Sarcoxie Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle at 2755 High Street.

Officers got there and made contact with the suspect. Police say the odor commonly associated with marijuana could be smelled coming from the vehicle. They searched it and found 57.8 grams of marijuana, eleven 85% THC vape cartridges, 229 small baggies used for distribution and $19,445.

Authorities say the man claimed to have bought the marijuana from a drug dealer for his escape trip from the coronavirus, and that he had gone behind the business to smoke.

Prosecutors have filed a charge of Delivery Of Controlled Substance.