Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Sentencing on meth trafficking charge set in federal court for killer of Joplin couple

Sentencing for Rita Michelle Glasgow, 32, Joplin, for her role in a meth trafficking conspiracy is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 8, in U. S. District Court in Springfield.

Glasgow, who is already serving a 23-year sentence for her role in the DWI crash that took the life of Terry and Rhonda Copple, pleaded guilty February 22 to the meth conspiracy charge under a plea agreement with the U. S. Attorney's office that calls for her to receive a 10-year-sentence and dismisses two additional charges, possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

Judge David P. Rush, who ordered a presentence investigation that has been filed with the court, does not have to accept the agreement.

Glasgow's crimes, described in the plea agreement, included being arrested by the Joplin Police Department July 2, 2019 at Love's Truck Stop with a camera case that contained 20 pounds of meth. A search of Glasgow after she was taken into custody revealed another 51.2 grams of meth in her underwear.

Glasgow told officers she had conspired with Joplin businessman Joshua Davenport, owner of Davenport Auto Sales to distribute meth.

The Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested Glasgow September 28, 2019 after a deputy saw that her registration was expired. When a deputy tried to stop her, Glasgow took off traveling at more than 75 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone, until she lost control and the car went into a ditch.

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