PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. – A hearing is scheduled this afternoon for a La Monte, Mo., man facing drug trafficking allegations.


Rafael Martinez, 25, is due to appear in Pettis County Circuit Court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Martinez is charged with one felony count of trafficking in drugs in the 2nd degree.

Martinez was originally arrested February 13, 2016, after being pulled over for speeding. With the help of a K9 unit, Martinez was discovered to be in possession of 60 grams of methamphetamine.

In mid-February, Martinez posted a surety bond of $35,000.