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Narcotics arrest made from car stop in Joplin

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Stephanie Crase Stephanie Crase
Travis Doty Travis Doty
Misty Leeper Misty Leeper
Jeremy McLean Jeremy McLean

Posted October 25, 2013:  NEWS RELEASE ISSUED OCTOBER 25, 2013 AT 2:04 PM CST BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Update on Narcotics Arrest

After news media ran this story we were made aware that Misty Leeper had given false information and used the name of Shenoah Stewart. We were contacted by Ms. Stewart after she saw the news release and she indicated that someone was using her information. The suspect that was actually in custody is Misty Leeper a 24 year old female with an address of 524 ½ S. Moffet in Joplin. Misty will also be charged with giving false information to a police officer as well as forgery.

The mugshot photo that was originally sent out is indeed the picture of Misty Leeper.

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED OCTOBER 25, 2013 AT 10:21 AM CST BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Narcotics Arrest Made From Car Stop

On October 25, 2013 at approximately 1:07AM an officer with the Joplin Police Department made a car stop in the parking lot of the Legacy Inn located at 2830 E. 36th Street. The officer recognized the driver of the vehicle, Jeremy Mclean, as having a revoked driver’s license in the State of Missouri. The officer contacted Mr. Mclean and two other passengers in the vehicle. There was another subject that was by the vehicle whenever the officer contacted them and he ran into a hotel room. Officers later determined that this subject, Travis Doty, was in the vehicle and contacted him in the hotel room where he was later arrested.

The officer obtained consent to search the vehicle from Mclean. During the search of the vehicle, the officer located several baggies of a white crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine as well as a pipe with burnt residue. The total weight of the methamphetamine was 43 grams with an estimated street value of $3,700. The officer also seized $958.00 in cash which was found on Mr. Mclean’s person.

The following were arrested and paperwork has been sent to the Newton County Prosecutor for formal charges.

Jeremy Mclean, a 31 year old male with an address in rural Joplin, was arrested for Driving While Revoked, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Stephanie Crase, a 22 year old female with an address of 1711 W. 4th, a passenger of the vehicle, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Crase also had an active warrant out of Newton County for Failure to Appear on a felony possession of marijuana.

Misty Leeper, a 24 year old female with an address in Joplin, a passenger of the vehicle, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. (CORRECTED FROM ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE)

Travis Doty, a 30 year old male of rural Joplin, who was determined to be a passenger of the vehicle, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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