Joplin man and woman arrested in drug bust

A Joplin man and woman are arrested for suspected drugs and stolen property.

The Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team and Joplin police served a search warrant yesterday at 1237 Missouri, in Joplin. ODET detectives found 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a Keltec handgun, and a variety of suspected stolen property.

35 year old Michael Hakala was arrested for 3 felony warrants out of Jasper county and delivery of a controlled substance, plus possession of a firearm prohibited by some persons and receiving stolen property. 23 year old Emma Rice was also arrested for delivery of a controlled substance. Charges for both are pending with the Jasper County prosecutor's office.


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