HARDIN - The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a traffic stop at 11:13 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, near Schleeper Lane in Brussels. During the traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle - Melinda D. Powers (Couch), 31, of Florissant, MO. - was arrested for the following offenses:

  •  Melinda D. Powers (Couch)Felony No Bond Parole Warrant - MO. Dept. Of Corrections
  • Unlawful Possession With Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine
  • Unlawful Possession With Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)
  • Obstructing Identification (Two Counts)
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Prostitution (Two Counts)
  • Seatbelt violation

The suspect was arrested without incident and lodged in the Jersey County Jail.

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The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are forthcoming.

All suspect(s) are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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