Court Case Update

Case# 18SR-CR00178
Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

9/5/18-Warrant issued for failure to appear
10/15/18-Arrested on warrant

1/7/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Defendant found to be a prior drug offender as defined by statute
Count I: Defendant sentenced to 8 years in MO Dept of Corrections; execution of sentence suspended; defendant placed on supervised probation for 5 years:$300 fine
Count II: Dismissed by State

Merriman, Michael
Age: 53  
City: Theodosia  
Incident Date: 2018-03-13  
Arrest Date: 2018-05-25  
Additional Information

The arrest comes after a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy on March 13, 2018. During the stop, Merriman gave consent to search the vehicle. During the search, two glass pipes with crystal like residue were found, and tested positive for methamphetamines.

News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release May 21-28, 2018
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office