Dark tint on windows prompted traffic stop and drug arrest

A Lebanon woman with a significant history of drug arrests was arrested in Laclede County on Monday night. According to a report filed with the courts, officers pulled over a car driven by Jessica Barnhart because “it appeared that the window tint was darker than allowed by law”. It was also reported that Barnhart has been under
investigation by the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group for her role in the delivery of controlled substances in Laclede County. While the Deputy was testing the window, they observed a glass smoking device which had residue consistent with methamphetamine. When officers searched the vehicle they also seized hypodermic syringes, digital scales, numerous small zipper bags, a digital scale, a items with methamphetamine residue. The next day officers obtained a search warrant for Barnhart’s phone and found messages that allegedly eluded to delivering controlled substances. Barnhart is charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance and 2 counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, with a bond of $25-thousand-dollars.