On 3/29/2021 a Bates County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling in the City of Rich Hill. The deputy initiated a traffic stop at 6th and Park Street.
During the traffic stop the Bates County Sheriff’s deputy observed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy obtained consent to search the vehicle and recovered several items of paraphernalia and a digital scale that had a white crystalline substance on it. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.
The items were seized, and the subject was released from the scene pending laboratory results on the residue on the scales.