RAY COUNTY, Mo. — A traffic stop on Highway 10 in Ray County New Year’s Eve resulted in felony charges for two area residents.
According to a probable cause statement, state troopers pulled over a vehicle for speeding on Highway 10 in Ray County around 11:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018.
A passenger in the vehicle, Ricardo D. Carrasco, 22, of Orrick, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia as well as drugs which later tested positive as heroin and methamphetamine. Items commonly associated with drug distribution were also recovered from Carrasco’s possession, the report indicates.
During a search of the vehicle, two baggies containing black tar heroin and a digital scale were found inside a box in the car’s trunk. The driver of the vehicle, Taylor R. Heavelow, 25, of Rayville, denied knowledge of the drugs in his vehicle’s trunk and, with Carrasco, was taken into custody.
Carrasco is charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He is held on $50,000 bond.
Heavelow is accused of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanors for speeding and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Bond for Heavelow was set at $5,000.
Court dates are currently pending. Both men are held at the Ray County Jail.