Kash Bratcher, 20, was charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
According to a Sikeston Department of Public Safety news release, Canine Handling Officer Franklin Adams saw something suspicious while patrolling the 800 block of West Gladys at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Adams said he saw several people in and around a vehicle parked in a parking lot at 802 W. Gladys. As one subject ran from the area and another quickly jumped in the vehicle upon seeing the public safety officer, Adams decided to walk to the vehicle and further investigate.
As Adams approached, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw small pieces of marijuana on the front seat. When Adams asked the occupants about the marijuana, Bratcher tried to jump out of the vehicle to run but Adams was able to detain him until other officers arrived to assist.
Upon searching Bratcher, officers located 70.5 grams of marijuana and another 5.8 grams in the floorboard where he sat.
"I commend CHO F. Adams on this arrest," said Sgt. Jim McMillen, DPS public information officer, in the news release. "Simple police work such as this is invaluable to our department and our community. Overall, good police work."
Bratcher remains in custody at the Scott County Jail on $75,000 cash or surety bond awaiting his arraignment.