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Two Men Arrested in St. Francois County for Planting Drugs in Woman’s Vehicle

(Farmington) A Farmington man and Bloomsdale man are in trouble with the law after apparently planting drugs on a woman and then calling police to tell them the woman was selling those illegal drugs.

The St. Francois County prosecutor has charged 28-year-old Joshua Peery of Bloomsdale and 28-year-old Evan Connor of Farmington with three counts of making a false report and one charge each of delivery of a controlled substance.

According to the Daily Journal, Connor called the Chesterfield Police Department anonymously a couple weeks ago saying the unidentified woman was selling drugs at her work site.

The next day Connor allegedly called the same police department to report the woman was doing the same thing.

After the second report, an officer from Chesterfield pulled the woman over who allowed the officer to search her vehicle.

The officer found a bag containing methamphetamine.

The woman denied knowing there were illegal drugs in her vehicle and told the officer told the officer that Conner may have placed them in her vehicle.

The woman and Connor share a child together.

Police later investigated those anonymous tips and found they came from Connor’s phone.

Connor was caught after police looked at surveillance video at the courthouse in Farmington where a man, later determined to be Peery, was seen placing the bag of meth in the woman’s car.

Peery told police Connor gave him the bag and asked him to put in the vehicle.

Both men are out of jail on bond.


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