Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Federal grand jury indicts Joplin man on drug trafficking, 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.)