A man and woman who were stopped by a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper early Saturday, Aug. 9, are facing felony drug charges.
Charles D. Gudermuth, 30, Pacific, and Frankie R. Overton, 21, Beaufort, are charged with one count each of felon possession of a controlled substance.
The two were riding a motorcycle eastbound on Highway 50 when the trooper, who was stopped on the shoulder near Highway UU, attempted to stop them for speeding, according to a spokesman for the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.
The driver, Gudermuth, pulled onto a parking lot in Union followed by the trooper who questioned them about invalid license plates on the cycle.
When he pulled over, the officer noticed that Overton appeared to be pushing something down her pants, according to Detective Cpl. Scott Briggs of the task force.
A female deputy was called to the scene and did a search. She found the woman had a bag containing an ounce of suspected methamphetaime, Briggs said.
Gudermuth also had $1,300 in his possession, Briggs said.