LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — Two Lexington residents are accused of multiple drug-related offenses, including drug trafficking, in Lafayette County.
According to a probable cause statement filed Tuesday in a Lafayette County courtroom, 43-year-old Jennifer R. Copeland and 36-year-old Emmett L. Grieme are accused of trafficking methamphetamine after a warrant was served by Lexington Police at a residence in the 2500 block of Franklin Street in Lexington around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
During the execution of the warrant and subsequent search of the residence, officers reported finding a ledger notebook containing notes regarding alleged drug transactions, empty plastic bags, a weight scale covered in a white residue which tested positive for methamphetamine, baggies filled with multiple barbiturate controlled substances, as well as a large bag containing a substance which tested positive as meth, weighing in at over 35 grams, among various other items.
Grieme and Copeland are both charged with felonies for trafficking drugs in the first degree, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana as well as unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – methamphetamine.
Both were taken to the Lafayette County Jail where they are held on $75,000 bond each, cash only. Copeland appeared for arraignment Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea. She will appear again for a hearing September 5. Future court dates for Grieme have not been set.