On September 21st, an officer with the Independence Police department performed a traffic stop at the corner of N 9th ST and W Main ST in Independence. 19-year-old Marcus Hastings was arrested for possession of a hallucinogenic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, no proof of valid insurance, aggravated
endangerment of a child, and possession of a firearm while addicted to
a controlled substance. Reports have been submitted to the Prosecuting attorney for review and formal charges.