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Foley woman charged with drug possession at county jail 

At around 2:10 a.m. on Sept. 24, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was contacted by a corrections officer concerning an inmate attempting to conceal a controlled substance during booking at the Lincoln County Jail.

The corrections officer asked the inmate, Mariah Whitman, 26, of Foley, if she had any contraband on her, and she said she did not. The body scanner, however, indicated the presence of contraband twice.

After questioning, Whitman admitted she did have contraband on her person. The corrections officer said the interaction was recorded on his body camera.

A blue tin box was recovered, containing .5 grams of a brown and green leafy substance consistent with marijuana.

Whitman has been charged with delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a correctional facility.


Moscow Mills woman charged with drug possession

At about 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 27, a Troy Police officer made a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle familiar to him because of a recent arrest.

After making contact with the driver, 41-year-old Martha Rose Labarge, and advising her of the reason for the stop, the officer ran a background check on the driver.

The check found a warrant out of O’Fallon, and she was placed under arrest. Consent to search was given by the passenger and owner of the vehicle. A brown purse was found in the vehicle, which contained clear cigar-box wrappers with a crystal-like substance.

A field test completed on scene gave a positive indication for the presence of methamphetamine.

When Labarge was taken to the Lincoln County Jail, she told the officer she had something in her bra, and she produced two more syringes with an unknown liquid inside and a glass pipe.

Labarge has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.


Moscow Mills man charged with domestic assault

On Sept. 24, at about 9:40 p.m., a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the area of Majestic Lake Boulevard and River Rock Drive in reference to an anonymous tip of a woman screaming.

When the deputy arrived at the scene, he could hear a male and female yelling at one another from inside the residence. The deputy knocked on the door, to which the male, Benjamin Holbrook, 33, answered. 

When the deputy started speaking with Holbrook, he said he went to dinner and his date had too much to drink. The argument continued all the way back to the house.

The deputy then asked the female for her side of the story. She said as they were going inside the residence, Holbrook open-hand slapped her across the face.

Holbrook denied slapping her, and that the redness on her face was due to the amount of alcohol she had drank throughout the evening.

Holbrook has been charged with third-degree domestic assault.


Moscow Mills man charged with multiple felonies

On Sept. 24, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a Moscow Mills man after a traffic stop three months ago.

At approximately 5:25 p.m. on June 11, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper responded to a call of an unoccupied vehicle blocking a lane of traffic on Route EE in rural Lincoln County.

On his way to the scene, the trooper saw a man walking northbound on EE approaching Route Y. With the heat index over 100 degrees, the trooper noticed the man, later identified as 43-year-old Joshua Spangler, was struggling.

When the deputy arrived on the scene, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were also on scene with the vehicle, a GMC Savana.

The deputy went back to locate the man walking on Route Y. When he found Spangler, the deputy recognized Spangler from previous law enforcement contacts.

Spangler admitted he was driving the vehicle – and it ran out of gas.

The deputy was aware Spangler was not the registered owner of the vehicle, and asked for identification. Spangler was unable to provide a driver’s license, but an identification card.

A consent search located methamphetamine, as well as the keys to the GMC.

Spangler has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle without a valid license – third offense.


Troy man charged with drug possession

Lincoln County prosecutors on Sept. 27 charged a Troy man with drug possession after a pursuit three months ago.

On Aug. 28, at approximately 2:28 a.m., a Troy Police attempted to pull over a Dodge Nitro, which had plate belonging to a Ford traveling westbound on East Cherry Street.

The vehicle failed to pull over, and it proceeded to travel southbound on Second Street, then westbound on Cap Au Gris Street and southbound on Main Street, before proceeding to pull onto Lewis Street and coming to rest.

Officers then made a traffic stop on the vehicle with pistols drawn. The driver, Christopher Slive, 50, of Troy, complied, and exited the vehicle without incident.

A computer check revealed he was on probation for previous drug charges. A search of his vehicle found three small bags of suspected methamphetamine, and another small bag between the driver’s seat and the center console.

One hypodermic needle was found in a black sunglass case was also found in the vehicle.

Slive has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.


(All persons charged of a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law).

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