A Jefferson City man is behind bars for drug possession and resisting arrest. On July 11, an officer approached 32-year-old Brian Carpenter while he was sitting in a vehicle on West Main Street in Jeffereson City. The officer recognized Carpenter and knew he was wanted on outstanding felony warrants.
When the officer tried to take Carpenter into custody, he resisted arrest by kicking and pulling away. With the help of a second officer, police were soon able to secure Carpenter in handcuffs. When they searched Carpenter, police found meth, heroin, marijuana and needles all in his shorts pockets.
Carpenter has been charged with resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and 2 counts of possession of controlled substance. He is being held on $50,000 cash only bond.