Two Virginia men were arrested in Saline County Thursday evening after a traffic stop by the highway patrol. According to the report 26-year-old Kermit Hundley of Fancy Gap, Virginia and 25-year-old Matthew Barbour of Pilot, Virginia are both charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Each was incarcerated at the Saline County Jail for a 24 hour investigation pending formal charges.
Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol
On January 17, 2013, a Missouri state trooper stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 67-mile marker in Saline County, Missouri. During the course of the traffic stop, inconsistencies and deceptive behavior of the driver led the trooper to ask for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted. The trooper subsequently searched the vehicle, locating 22.5 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the trunk of the vehicle.
Matthew D. Barbour, 25, of Pilot, Virginia, and Kermit L. Hundley, 26, of Fancy Gap, Virginia, were arrested for second degree drug trafficking and transported to Saline County Jail.
The charges for which the above individuals were arrested are mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the above charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.