Drug bust nets second Louisiana-area suspect
A Pike County woman is in custody in the second half of an Oct. 19 drug investigation raid that earlier jailed Randy G. Stoops, of Louisiana.
Pike County sheriff’s deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol served a search warrant and found almost 9 ounces of bagged marijuana and paraphernalia at Stoops’ Hwy. NN property, according to court documents.
Also there that day was Carrie Stoops, who was not immediately charged. However, Carrie Stoops admitted to possessing valium and adderal — which contains amphetamine — without a prescription.
Carrie Stoops has since been charged by Prosecuting Attorney Mark Fisher with felony possession of marijuana, producing a drug, and possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Her bond was set at $25,000 by Pike County Circuit Court Judge David Ash after she was arrested on a warrant on Friday, Oct. 25.
Randy Stoops was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Stoops is a being charged as a prior and persistent offender. Bond was set at $20,000 cash by Ash.
Both were still in custody in the Pike County Jail as of late Monday, Oct. 28.