A Jefferson City man, who is a felon, faces several charges after allegedly possessing a firearm.
Myron Mull Jr., 32, was charged in Cole County with the distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location, second-degree drug trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm as a felon and felony possession of a controlled substance and a weapon.
A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement said police observed a vehicle in the 700 block of Marshall Street with no tail lights. Pursuing authorities saw the lights come on, but then noticed the tags were expired.
When approaching the vehicle, the officer allegedly saw the passenger, Mull, reach toward the center console with his hand. The driver exited the vehicle when asked and told the officer there was a pistol in her purse, and when it was seized she said it must have been put in her purse by Mull. Another officer reportedly found narcotics during a search of the vehicle, including approximately 16 grams of cocaine and 90 blue pills. They also located a digital scale.
Mull was out on probation and parole for first-degree murder, according to court records.