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Stop leads to drug, weapons charges

Two semi-automatic handguns, 6.5 grams of marijuana, and paraphernalia were reportedly found under a front seat during a traffic stop June 12 at Industrial Rd. and US-56.

At 12:32 a.m., Marion officer Lee Vogel pulled over a Chevylet Camaro with a defective tag light and obstructed tag. In his report, Vogel said he smelled marijuana and called for Marion’s canine unit.

Trey Spragg, 26, Frontenac, was arrested on suspicion of criminal use of weapons, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while his license was suspended, having an expired registration, improperly displaying his license plate, and having no tag light.

Assistant Chief Clinton Jeffrey said the weapons charge was added in accordance with a statute involving people who knowingly possess guns and illegal drugs.

Last modified June 21, 2017