Two people from Springfield face felony drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop in Polk County earlier this spring.
According to online court records, Zachary L. Day, 34, and Sara M. Longwell, 26, are charged with class B felony first-degree trafficking of drugs in Polk County Circuit Court.
The probable cause statement said troopers were notified of a white Honda Civic, traveling southbound on Mo. 13, “possibly transporting a large amount of methamphetamine” by a detective with Springfield Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team on Saturday, March 23.
At around 4:15 p.m., a trooper saw the Honda traveling southbound on Mo. 13, south of East 380th Road, the statement said. Activating the patrol car’s lights and sirens, the trooper pulled over the car south of East 412th Road.
While Day told law enforcement the pair had traveled to Kansas City the previous night, the statement said another trooper saw the Honda traveling northbound on Mo. 13 near the Polk and Greene county line at around 10 a.m.
During a search of the Honda, troopers found a clear plastic baggie containing a “large quantity” of clear plastic baggies and rubber bands in the glove box, as well as two digital scales with white residue and a used syringe in the back seat, the statement said.
The SPD detective later arrived on scene with a K-9, which “conducted a free air sniff of the Honda,” the statement said.
The dog “positively indicated” drugs in the “rear of the Honda,” where the trunk lid was open. The statement said Day then told law enforcement “a large amount of methamphetamine” was inside a guitar amplifier in the trunk.
The statement said law enforcement found a 1.5-pound bag of suspected methamphetamine in the speaker.
A summons has been issued for both Day and Longwell. They are due in court Wednesday, Sept. 11.