A man from the Missouri Bootheel has been placed on five years of supervised probation in connection with drug trafficking in Cole County.
Willie Duckworth, 36, of Hayti, pleaded guilty during a hearing before Cole County Presiding Judge Pat Joyce to second-degree drug trafficking, delivery of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and driving while revoked.
Joyce also ordered Duckworth to serve a 30-day jail sentence with credit for time served.
The incident occurred April 17 in the 2000 block of Missouri Boulevard, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.
Officers were initially dispatched for a disturbance in the 300 block of Crest Drive, where a resident had said Duckworth was at her home and she wanted him to leave. As officers were responding, they were told Duckworth had left the residence.
Officers located Duckworth's vehicle going south in the 100 block of Dix Road. He had an active warrant for driving while revoked, and they stopped him in the parking lot of Walgreens on Missouri Boulevard.
As Duckworth got out of the vehicle, he ran around Walgreens and started to cross Missouri Boulevard, but he fell and was taken into custody.
As they walked Duckworth back to their vehicle, officers noticed a white, powdery rock substance falling from his shorts. It was collected and field tested positive for cocaine.
Walking the trail Duckworth had run, officers located multiple bags containing the same substance. All together, 81 grams of cocaine and 24 grams of heroin were found.
When questioned by authorities, Duckworth said he had run from officers because he had cocaine.