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Sikeston man facing drug charges


Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says a Sikeston, Missouri man is facing drug charges.

Janeil Hatchett, 21, was charged with misdemeanor of resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

According to Sheriff Walter, on Monday, Oct. 13, around 12:11 a.m., a deputy saw a vehicle sitting in the middle of the road on State Highway U in Scott County.

The deputy passed the vehicle and turned around to try to get behind it.

Walter said the vehicle started moving and then made a u-turn in the road, appearing to speed up quickly. It then turned onto Scott County Highway 425, accelerating even more.

He said the vehicle turned onto Queen Road without a turn signal and the deputy pulled it over.

When stopped, Sheriff Walter said the driver quickly got out of the vehicle and walked toward the patrol car.

The deputy identified the driver as Hatchett.

According to Sheriff Walter, the deputy noticed the odor of marijuana.

After speaking to Hatchett, the deputy searched the vehicle and found 60 grams of marijuana and $4,200 in $10, $20 and $100 bills.

The deputy also found 44 small zip lock-type plastic baggies, a marijuana grinder and a "High Times" magazine.

Hatchett was arrested and taken to the Scott County Jail.

His bond was set at $1,000 cash only.

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