Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Carthage man sleeping on floor at Carterville Dollar General charged with possession of hydrocodone

A report of a man sleeping on the floor at the Carterville Dollar General resulted in an arrest for possession of a controlled substance September 19. Charges were filed this morning by the Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

A $3,000 bond, cash or surety, has been set for Hunter Matthew Parman, 20, Carthage, who is being held in the Jasper County Jail.

From the probable cause statement from the Carterville Police Department:

On 9/19/2023 I was dispatched to Dollar General at 11 O S. Carter St. in Carterville, MO for a suspicious male sitting on the floor sleeping. Employees advised me they wanted the male removed. 

When the male was contacted, he appeared to be under the influence of opiates as he was lethargic and nodding off. His information was provided to dispatch and they advised he had a no bond felony warrant out of Cherokee Co. Kansas for probation violation with full U.S. extradition. The original charge was attempted vehicle burglary. 

After being placed under arrest for the warrant I searched his person. ln his right sock I located tin foil folded into a square with a chunk of white substance inside with burnt residue. After being read his rights, the suspect stated he believed the substance to be hydrocodone.

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