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Cape Girardeau man arrested in Scott Co., facing drug and traffic charges

James McCard (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office) James McCard (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)

A Cape Girardeau, Missouri man was arrested in Scott County on Sunday for an alleged traffic violation and drug possession.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said that on Sunday at approximately 12:08 a.m., a deputy stopped a black Ford Mustang on US Highway 61 near Morley for a traffic offense.

The deputy made contact with the driver, James McCard, 27, of Cape Girardeau, who was allegedly acting nervous by holding his hands up in front of him and shaking.

McCard told the deputy he did not have a valid driver’s license.

Deputies verified that McCard’s Missouri driver’s license was revoked. 

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit arrived to assist during the stop, and the K-9 gave a positive alert on McCard’s vehicle for a presence of narcotics. 

A search of the vehicle found pieces of broken glass with a round shape that appeared to be from a glass smoking pipe used to smoke methamphetamine on the passenger side floor.

Deputies also noticed part of the middle console that appeared to have been tampered with.

The deputy pulled the tampered piece out of the console and located a broken glass pipe stem with white residue and black burn marks.

Deputies also located other paraphernalia in the vehicle allegedly used with the consumption of narcotics. 

The glass smoking pipe was field tested, and tested positive for methamphetamine.

McCard was placed under arrest and transported to the Scott County Jail and been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a revoked license. 

McCard remains in custody at the Scott County Jail.

Bond was set by the court at $10,000 cash only.

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