A man from the state of California pleads guilty to a drug charge in Cole County. Joshua Vides, 32, pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 55 days in jail with credit for time served.
Vides was a passenger in a car that was stopped along Highway 54, about seven miles south of Jefferson City, in May. When officers searched the car, they found over five pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Vides’ two co-defendants in the case, Dwayne Morrill of Oregon and Taylor Alexander of Florida, are due in court next month. They’re facing felony chares of possession of controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Morrill is also charged with driving with a revoked license.