3 from Ill. jailed here on drug charges MSHP stop nets psychedelic mushrooms, heroin, marijuana, paraphernalia

From LDR Staff

Three men from Illinois face felony drug charges after more than $700 worth of psychedelic mushrooms along with heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in a truck during a traffic stop.

John Ray Laviolette, 24, of Carlinville, Ill., is charged with a class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Travis Lee Killam, 24, of Shipman, Ill., and Cory Sanson, 21, of Carlinville, Ill., are each charged with a class C felony of possession of a controlled substance, according to a probable cause statement released by the Laclede County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

Killam and Sanson are being held in the Laclede County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash-or-surety bond each. Laviolette, who is also in custody, has a $50,000 cash-or-surety bond, according to online court records.

At about 8:25 p.m. Friday, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a truck on Kinfolk Road that did not have a rear license plate. While checking the identification of the people in the truck, including the three men and a woman, who was not charged, the trooper learned that Laviolette had a warrant for a drug charge.

The trooper asked if he could search the truck and the female passenger told him no. The trooper told the occupants that he was going to have his drug-sniffing dog walk around the truck, and Killam, a passenger in the truck, allegedly said that he had some marijuana in his pocket and handed it and some drug paraphernalia to the trooper, according to the probable cause statement.

For the complete report, see today's edition of The Daily Record or read it online in the e-Edition.


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