Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Federal grand jury indicts Joplin man on drug trafficking, weapons charges

A federal grand jury indicted a Joplin man today on felony drug trafficking and weapons charges.

According to the indictment, James E. Davis, 43, possessed marijuana with intent to distribute, possessed firearms as a feature of a drug trafficking operation and was a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

The Joplin Police Department arrested Davis following a June 8 traffic stop, also confiscating six guns, including one with the serial number removed, 57 hydrocodone pills, scales, drug paraphernalia and just over a pound of marijuana.

At the time of his indictment, Davis was free on $20,000 bond while awaiting trial on the drug charges in Jasper County Circuit Court.

(Photo: Weapons and drugs confiscated by the Joplin Police Department when arresting James E. Davis following a June 8 traffic stop.)

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