Woman charged for drugs, stolen gun
Traffic stop leads to alleged discovery of meth, pistol
A Seligman woman has been charged after Barry County Sheriff's Office deputies allegedly found methamphetamine and a stolen pistol in the vehicle she was driving following a traffic stop.
Annber Moss, 30, of Seligman, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, stealing of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
According to a probable cause report filed by a detective with the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team, on Nov. 7, Moss was seen at the PQ Mart on Old Wire Road in Washburn entering a Chevrolet truck that was not registered to her name. Another vehicle was parked next to the truck, being driven by a juvenile. The juvenile and Moss both entered the convenience store, then came back out and left in the separate vehicles.
Barry County Sheriff's Office Deputy Taylor Lombard initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by the juvenile as it turned into a driveway. Moss parked behind the deputy's vehicle and got out, and the detective said he made contact with Moss to prevent her from interfering with the traffic stop.
The juvenile allegedly admitted methamphetamine was in the stopped vehicle, and dispatch informed authorities Moss was allegedly on probation for delivery of a controlled substance.
The detective asked Moss if he could search her vehicle, a request Moss denied because she said it belonged to another individual. Another deputy made contact with the owner and received signed consent to search the vehicle.
"When Moss was informed of the consent form and I asked for the keys, Annber immediately stated, 'There was a reason I did not want you to search the truck,'" the detective said in his statement. "She handed the keys to Deputy Lombard. [Another detective] asked, 'Why not?' Annber stated that she had a gun and loaded rigs in the truck and she was on probation."
Due to the spontaneous admission, the detective said, the truck was unlocked and authorities located a Phoenix Arms .22-caliber with a loaded magazine and nothing in the chamber. Lombard ran the serial number and dispatch said the gun was stolen out of Arkansas.
In the main compartment of the bag the gun was found in, the detective also allegedly located two syringes, one with a reddish liquid and one with a clear liquid. The one with the clear liquid allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine. A clear glass pipe was also located.
Moss is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $30,000. She has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.