Perry County traffic stop ends in heroin arrest

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Melissa Helmers

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A traffic stop in Perry County on Sunday resulted with the arrest of a Perryville woman on felony charges of drug possession and misdemeanor use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Perry County Sheriff's Department.

Melissa K. Helmer, 33, was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by a deputy Sunday for speeding on Highway 51, the release said. A resulting interview, however, revealed the Helmer had an amount of heroin on her and drug paraphernalia. Helmers was charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, the release said.

Helmer was being held at the Perry County Jail on a $500 cash-only bond Tuesday morning. A court date has yet to be set.

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Perryville, MO

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