|Court Case Update|
Class D felony of Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35, Class D felony of Dwi - Aggravated, Class A misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia - Prior Drug Offense, Class A misdemeanor of Driving While Revoked/Suspended - 2nd Or Subsequent Offense
6/4/18-Defendant enters plea of guilty to Counts I, II and III; State dismisses Count IV
6/5/18-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment. Defendant found to be a prior drug offender as defined by statute
Valerie Newman- On Aug. 11, Valerie Newman, 54, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony driving while intoxicated, a class E misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and a class A misdemeanor driving while revoked. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Aug. 11, when a deputy was dispatched to Shelby’s Conoco Station, Lowry City, in reference to suspicious vehicle. Employees reported the vehicle had been running and parked in front of the air pump for a couple hours. Newman was located sitting in the driver seat of the vehicle with the engine running. During the investigation a glass pipe with white residue was located in front of the gear shifter. Newman was taken into custody for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated/drugged condition. A prescription bottle with Newman’s name on it was also located. Inside were the listed pills along with a clear plastic bag with a crystalline substance. A check revealed Newman had a revoked drivers’ license and numerous driving while intoxicated convictions. Three of those convictions were in the State of Missouri along with additional arrests from the State of Georgia. Both the pipe and the crystalline substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.
|The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Aug. 7-14, 2017|
|St. Clair County Sheriff's Office