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2 from East St. Louis facing drug, gun charges after traffic stop in Scott City

During a search of the vehicle, police found two loaded handguns, marijuana, scales, packaging...
During a search of the vehicle, police found two loaded handguns, marijuana, scales, packaging materials and $1,500 cash.(Scott City Police Department)
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 5:13 PM CDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Two people from East St. Louis are facing drug and gun charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 55 in southeast Missouri.

Lonnie James Orr and Brittany Orr were charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance and felony unlawful use of a weapon.

Both are currently in jail at the Scott City Police Department. Their bonds were set at $50,000 each.

According to Scott City Police Chief Rick Walter, an officer pulled over a vehicle on I-55 on Wednesday, May 18 for traffic violations.

While talking to the couple, the officer smelled marijuana.

According to a release from the police department, a computer check showed that Lonnie Orr’s driver’s license is currently suspended.

During a search of the vehicle, police say they found two loaded handguns and a large amount of marijuana, weighing approximately 2 pounds, 10 ounces.

They also found scales, packaging materials and $1,500 cash.

The sheriff said the officer had recently completed a narcotics interdiction course.

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