Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Arraignment scheduled for Joplin man on federal meth trafficking, weapons charges

A 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 8 arraignment has been scheduled for a Joplin man on federal meth trafficking

The federal grand jury indictment of Travis Hurlbert, 32 on meth trafficking and weapons charges was unsealed July 12 in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. His initial appearance was held today in Springfield.

Hurlbert allegedly possessed methamphetamine with intent to sell, possessed a handgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and was a felon in possession of a firearm, on July 29, 2021, in Jasper County.

A second felon in charge of a firearm charge alleges Hurlbert had a rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun in his possession January 12 in Newton County.

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