Wednesday, December 04, 2019
FBI investigation leads to arrest of Joplin man on heroin trafficking charges
A December 9 preliminary hearing and detention hearing are scheduled for John J. Bourque, 36, who is being held in the Greene County Jail in Springfield without bond
According to the affidavit, the FBI, suspecting Bourque was making heroin runs between Louisiana and Missouri obtained a search warrant to track Bourque's cell phone November 11. Two weeks later, federal agents tracked the phone to Crowley, Louisiana.
When Bourque returned to Missouri, the FBI arranged with the Missouri State Highway Patrol to stop him in Newton County.
Bourque consented to a search and troopers found a black package containing heroin taped under the hood. He admitted making several trips between Missouri and Louisiana to pick up and deliver heroin.