Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Traffic stop leads to Butler man being arrested for drugs

Charles Westmoreland Jr.
On 07/12/2016 at approximately 2010 hours Bates County K-9 Narcotics Unit conducted a traffic stop in Bates County at the intersection of AA and county road 2010. The driver of the vehicle was Charles Westmoreland Jr. of Butler. 

The K-9 officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located approximately ¼ ounce of methamphetamine inside the Monte Carlo. 

The methamphetamine was collected as evidence. The suspect was arrested and is currently in custody at The Bates County Jail. 

Upon further investigation, the K-9 Officer discovered that Westmoreland had three felony warrants out of Bates County for: 

  • Failure to appear x three Possession of controlled substance C felony $20,000.00 cash only 
  • Resisting arrest, Distribution of controlled substance B felony $20,000.00 cash only
  • Distribution of controlled substance B felony $20,000.00 cash only

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Chad Anderson, Sheriff 6 West Ft. Scott Street Butler, Mo 64730 Phone 660-679-3232 Fax 660-679-4147