June 10, 2014

Wrong move: Driver pulled over for passing violation faces heroin charges

A Missouri man out of prison on parole has been charged in Madison County with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Kenneth M. Curtis, 49, of Fredricktown, was spotted passing a car on the McKinley Bridge in a no-passing zone, according to a Madison County Sheriff's Department report. The deputy followed the suspect's vehicle into Granite City where the driver allegedly failed to signal when he turned on Poplar Street.

The deputy pulled Curtis over for a traffic stop and then determined Curtis to be on parole. A search of the suspect's vehicle allegedly uncovered a sunglasses case that contained heroin, syringes and a spoon.

Curtis was held in the Madison County Jail on $15,000 bail.

According to Missouri Department of Corrections records, he was on parole following convictions for three felony counts of drug possession and one felony count of theft over $500.

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