Court Case Update

Case# 18SR-CR00574

Count I-class A felony trafficking drugs or attempt in the first degree

10/07/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Defendant sentenced to 10 years in Mo Dept. of Corrections

Hemphill, Monica
Age: 52  
City: Phoenix, AZ  
Incident Date: 2018-12-31  
Arrest Date: 2018-12-31  
Additional Information

The arrest comes after the vehicle Hemphill was a passenger in was reported as being careless and imprudent. The deputy made contact with the vehicle at the Port Convenience Store. Hemphill would not answer the deputy when asked if he could search her property. A K9 unit was called to the scene to perform a exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed two pounds of a crystal like substance and multiple drug paraphernalia items. The crystal like substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

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