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Missouri truckers sentenced on drug charges

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Two truckers from Missouri avoided prison Tuesday after reaching a deal with prosecutors regarding felony drug charges. Authorities arrested 62 year old Gary Jones and 63 year old Raymond Laurie for possession and ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia on June 10th while they were in Davison County.

Trooper John Lord stopped Jones on I-90 after reports of erratic driving. A subsequent search turned up about two ounces of methamphetamine plus drug paraphernalia. Jones told Lord he was driving with three other trucks and planned to stop in Mitchell for breakfast.

Officers located the other three trucks, one of which was driven by Laurie. He admitted to officers he had a small amount of meth in the truck and a search turned up eight grams.

In exchange for guilty pleas to possession of meth, prosecutors dismissed the remaining charges.  

Judge Glen Eng sentenced Jones to a five year suspended prison term, 90 days in jail, four years probation plus restitution and other fees. Eng told Jones, in his words, “this need to be behind you.

Laurie received a suspended imposition of sentence and was ordered to serve 120 days in jail and placed on four years probation.

J.P. Skelly

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