Region briefs 12/3/03

Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Scott City man sentenced on gun, drug charges

A Scott City man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 24 years and eight months on charges of unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine and of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Kenneth E. Scott, 35, was found guilty following a bench trial Sept. 15. Testimony revealed that on Nov. 21, 2002, Scott made a suspicious purchase of pseudoephedrine at a Cape Girardeau store. Afterward, his vehicle was found in a Scott City convenience store parking lot while he was in the store. A search of his vehicle turned up several items associated with the making of methamphetamine and a loaded rifle.

Cape police wrap up seat belt campaign

Cape Girardeau police recently wrapped up the "Click It or Ticket" campaign to promote seat belt and child restraint use in vehicles.

Officers issued 39 safety belt tickets, 101 speeding tickets and 42 tickets for other traffic and moving violations. The department also increased enforcement of aggressive driving infractions, such as failure to yield and following too closely.

-- From staff reports

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