Four arrested after motel raid in Joplin


A raid at a Joplin motel leads to the arrest of four people. 

On Thursday, Joplin police executed a search warrant at a Motel 6 room on South Range Line. Police were looking for Ronal Smith, 33, for felony warrants, and illegal narcotics were being sold from the room. Officers found Smith, along with two other men and a woman hiding in the bathroom. 

Smith was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Also arrested was John Harbaugh, 36, for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Darrin Goff, 24, was arrested for stealing related to stolen property that was recovered during the search. Megan Eldridge, 28, was also arrested for hindering prosecution, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

All four are Joplin residents and were taken to the Joplin City Jail. 

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