Wright County Prosecutor, John Tyrrell, is pleased to announce that on December 20, 2022, Judge Carter sentenced Susan Willhite to 7 years at the Missouri Department of Corrections for Trafficking Drugs in the Second Degree probation denied.

What began as a routine traffic stop turned into a much larger case when Deputy Campbell pulled over Willhite for operating a vehicle with an inoperable brake light. After utilizing the MULES system, it was discovered that Willhite had a no bond warrant for Delivery of Marijuana out of Pulaski County. Willhite was taken into custody and permission was granted to search the vehicle.

During the search, Deputies found, among other things, a bag of unused syringes, two digital scales, a glass pipe and five baggies containing a crystalline substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, with a combined weight of over 47 grams.

John Tyrrell, Wright County Prosecutor, says “The Wright County Sheriff’s office works very hard at drug interdiction. The Sheriff’s office has made several drug trafficking arrests. These cases involve large amounts of methamphetamine that would have been distributed in our community or neighboring communities. I am very happy with the sentence rendered in this case.”