Troy woman charged with drug trafficking
With a search warrant granted by the Honorable Judge Gregory Allsberry, the Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team entered a residence at the 100 block of Highland Drive on Nov. 2.
The occupant, Amber Taylor, 33, was inside the residence and led detectives to her room, where drugs were located. Inside the room was an unlocked black safe, where approximately 49 grams of suspected methamphetamine was found inside.
Also discovered by the NET unit was an orange container with a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana, suspected Ecstasy, 26 white pills suspected to be Quetiapine Fumarate and a glass container with marijuana cigarettes. In addition to the drugs, detectives located a working black digital scale, a glass smoking pipe with residue, clear baggies, a black magnetic box containing a green leafy substance and metal grinders.
Taylor was charged with trafficking drugs in the second degree. Bond has been set for Taylor at $250,000, cash only, by Allsberry.
Taylor has a criminal history dating back to 2006, with guilty pleas for drug possession, DWI and second-degree burglary.
Winfield woman held on drug charges
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, while conducting surveillance of a known drug area, Troy Police officers spotted a black Ford Mustang in front of a residence at the 200 block of Kuhne Heights Boulevard.
A woman left the residence, place objects in the hood of the car and drive off. When officers noticed the temporary tag had expired on the vehicle, they executed a traffic stop.
When officers approached the driver, Jodi McPike, 30, she began acting nervously. A background check discovered she was on probation for delivery of a controlled substance and trafficking drugs.
McPike gave verbal consent to search the vehicle, but said nothing was in it. Under the hood, officers located a black container with two plastic bags filled with suspected methamphetamine.
McPike was placed under arrest. A search of her person produced a glass smoking pipe.
A field test confirmed the presence of methamphetamine, weighing about 46 grams.
A search warrant was granted at the residence on Kuhne Heights Boulevard, where a suspected narcotics operation was possibly being conducted.
The occupant of the residence said multiple purchases had been made from McPike at the location, which is less than 300 feet from Main Street Elementary School.
McPike has been charged with distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location and second-degree drug trafficking. Bond was set for McPike at $250,000, cash only.
Troy woman held on multiple drug charges
On Oct. 27, a LCSO deputy was dispatched to the Lincoln County Jail in reference to possible drug possession.
Upon arrival, the deputy spoke to a corrections officer, who said Tye Fox, 42, entered the facility on a court-ordered commitment for drug court. During a body scan, the corrections officer noticed an unusual object located inside Fox's body.
Fox admitted she had contraband inside of her. The corrections officer received permission from Sheriff Rick Harrell to have another officer do a strip search of Fox, which was granted.
Fox was taken into a bathroom, where she retrieved a clear bag with suspected methamphetamine.
During an interview the next evening at the Sheriff's Office, Fox admitted drugs into the facility for personal use during her commitment, and apologized for the mistake she made.
On Oct. 29, Fox has been charged with delivery or possession of a controlled substance into a correctional facility. Bond was set at $10,000, cash only.
Also on Oct. 29, Fox was also charged by Lincoln County prosecutors for possession of a controlled substance after an April incident. A cash-only bond of $10,000 was set on that charge as well.
Troy man charged after high-speed chase
At about 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 27, Troy Police units were dispatched to the 400 block of Wood Street for a wellness check. While en route, officers were advised a man was sitting in the parking lot. The caller stated the man had assaulted her, and was in possession of a loaded firearm.
Upon arrival, officers saw a man in a red vehicle in the parking lot. When officers told the driver, 26-year-old Otis McAllister, of Troy, to get out of the vehicle, McAllister sped away from the scene, nearly hitting an officer in the process.
McAllister began a chase that started on East Cherry Street in Troy, and headed onto Highway 61, nearly striking two vehicles and passing several other vehicles at a high rate of speed in the process. The chase continued at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour all the way to Interstate 70, where McAllister eluded spike strips set by Wentzville Police officers in the process.
The chase finally ended when MSHP successfully deployed spike strips at Highway 79, causing McAllister to come to a stop near Mid Rivers Mall Drive, where he was taken into custody without incident.
McAllister was charged with resisting arrest by fleeing, creating a substantial risk of death or injury to any person. Bond has been set at $50,000, cash only.
Moscow Mills man charged with multiple offenses
On Oct. 27, Troy Police officers responded to a crash on Highway 61 near South Lincoln Drive, with one vehicle leaving the scene.
An investigation of the scene found a license plate on the ground matching a black Subaru. Dispatch advised a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses was at the 300 block of Highway 47.
The vehicle had significant front-end damage. When officers made contact with the driver, Corey Stroman, 31, Stroman had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath, with bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.
Stroman refused to take a chemical test of his breath to determine his blood alcohol content. He has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated causing physical injury, and felony leaving the scene of an accident with property damage exceeding $1,000. Bond has been set at $25,000, cash only.
Three charged with drug offenses
On Nov. 3, Lincoln County prosecutors charged three people after a late March incident.
On March 20, the NET unit of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was called in to assist an arrest attempt at the 3000 block of Creek Road in Moscow Mills because several wanted suspects were in the residence - and a deputy located drug paraphernalia.
Detectives spoke to the homeowner, Thomas Koch, 50, who gave consent to search the home, and admitted he had an ounce of methamphetamine in his bedroom. During the search, Koch made spontaneous comments indicating he was selling the drug because he needed to make quick money.
A bag of was located where Koch said it was, on a radio cabinet. A field test indicated the substance inside the baggie was methamphetamine.
Also inside the residence was Michelle Steinbrugge, 49, also of Moscow Mills. A search of Koch's room located a purse, which revealed a micro baggie containing suspected methamphetamine, a glass pipe with residue and a zip lock bag containing less than 10 grams of marijuana.
Sitting on a kitchen table was Jayson Crisel, 49, of Montgomery City. Near where he was seated, detectives located a black plastic container with two micro baggies containing suspected methamphetamine.
On Oct. 28, test results from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory officially confirmed all of the baggies found in the residence contained methamphetamine.
Koch has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and keeping or maintaining a public nuisance. Crisel and Steinbrugge have each been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Foley man charged with drug possession
On Nov. 3, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a local man after a traffic stop eight months ago.
At around 1 a.m. on March 10, a Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy pulled over a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo with an obscured license plate. The driver of the vehicle, 54-year-old Cloy Houser, of Foley, acted nervously toward the deputy, according to the probable cause statement.
When asked if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle, Houser said "no," but granted permission to search. In between the driver's seat and the center console, the deputy found a cigarette pack which contained two clear zip-lock baggies, one with a white crystal substance, the other containing suspected marijuana.
When asked about the white substance, Houser admitted it was methamphetamine.
On Oct. 19, lab reports from the MSHP confirmed the substance was indeed methamphetamine, and the other baggie contained marijuana.
Houser has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Troy man charged with felony DWI
On Oct. 28, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a local man after a crash nearly eight months ago.
At about 5:30 p.m. on March 19, a LCSO deputy arrived at the 600 block of Quarry Road in response to a potentially intoxicated motorist. Dispatch advised a crash involving a grey Chevrolet pickup truck occurred near the 200 block of the same road.
A description of the license plate came back as Scott Hampp, 30, of Troy.
The deputy spoke to the driver, who had been injured, with blood on his face, hands and pants. A driver's license confirmed the driver was Hampp.
Hampp showed clear signs of intoxication, according to a probable cause statement. He denied being involved in a motor vehicle accident, but said he owned a grey truck. A search produced a key, which worked on the vehicle.
The vehicle also had fresh blood on the interior.
Hampp was arrested at the scene. A blood sample was sent to the MSHP Crime Lab, which returned result of a blood alcohol content of .409, more than five times the legal limit.
Hampp was charged with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender. He has a DWI conviction in 2014 from Lincoln County, and another DWI conviction from 2017 in St. Charles County.
(All persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)