Two people charged after Ray County traffic stop

| September 14, 2018
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RAY COUNTY, Mo. — Charges were filed against a man and woman in Ray County on Tuesday.

Joseph Robinson (L), Nasacha Johnson (R), VINELink

Nasacha Johnson, 21 and Joseph Robinson, 19 were arrested after they were stopped for speeding. According to a probable cause statement, their car was spotted going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Once stopped, officers noticed the scent of marijuana in their truck. When asked where they were going, they told officers they were driving to the hospital. After a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers found approximately 90 grams of marijuana and a loaded 9 millimeter pistol.

The gun was cocked with one round in the chamber and 13 rounds in the magazine. A bottle of promethazine was also found. Robinson alleged it was prescribed for Johnson because of a pregnancy to reduce nausea. Robinson did admit to owning the marijuana and handgun.

Robinson was found to have an arrest warrant issued from the Springfield Police Department for resisting arrest and was known to be armed and dangerous.

Both were charged with delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Robinson is also facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, speeding and operating a vehicle without a license. They were transported to Ray County Jail without incident and were placed on 24-hour investigative holds.

Future court dates are pending.

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