SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Scott County teen faces a felony drug charge after a traffic stop over the weekend.
According to Sheriff Rick Walter, he and other deputies were investigating reports of a possible underage party outside of Sikeston.
During the investigation, a deputy stopped Jeffrey Bryant Gage, 18, for a defective vehicle equipment violation.
Walter said Gage was reportedly in route to the underage party.
Deputies found alcohol and a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine inside Gage's vehicle, according to the sheriff.
Walter said "It is disappointing to see such a young person go to jail, but he was glad the alcohol and drugs didn't make it to the party."
Gage faces a class C felony of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor of possession of liquor by a minor.
He was released on $5,000 bond.