HANCOCK COUNTY — A vehicle with Kansas license plates was pulled over after the plates came back expired and did not match the car. That coupled with the vehicle having an improper taillight led to a traffic stop and the arrest of three people from Kansas who are now facing multiple drug and gun crimes.
Jordan Maurice Hargrove, 30, Kansas City, Kansas; Jarret Levi McCall, 28, Topeka, Kansas; and Jennie Jo Andruk, 32, Kansas, were all arrested Tuesday, Oct. 11. After having a 72-hour hold put on their cases, all have been charged with multiple crimes as their cases were officially filed in Hancock County Circuit Court Monday, Oct. 17.
Hargrove is facing a Level 4 felony count of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance; a Level 4 felony count of unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent felon; a Level 5 felony count of possession of a machine gun; a Level 5 felony count of armor-piercing handgun ammunition; four different Level 6 felonies and three different misdemeanor crimes, 11 crimes in all.
McCall is facing a Level 4 felony count of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance; a Level 5 felony count of possession of a machine gun; a Level 5 felony count of armor-piercing handgun ammunition; 4 different Level 6 felonies and two misdemeanor charges, nine crimes in all.
Andruk is facing a 4 felony count of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance; a Level 5 felony count of possession of a machine gun; a Level 5 felony count of armor-piercing handgun ammunition; four different Level 6 felony counts and three different misdemeanors, 10 crimes in all.
According to a probable cause affidavit, a Greenfield Police Department officer on patrol noticed, called in for a check on a plate and then followed a vehicle near the westbound on-ramp of Interstate 70 and State Street Tuesday, Oct. 11 around 4 a.m. When police lights were activated in the fully marked patrol car to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle for violations, the vehicle did not immediately stop but continued traveling westbound for a short time and eventually came to a stop in the area of the 103 westbound mile marker.
Andruk, officials noted in the report, was driving while McCall and Hargrove were listed as passengers. The three told the officer they were headed to a hospital. While Andruk was looking for her ID, the officer noted he saw what looked like an orange syringe cap in the car. The officer also noted in the report the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
After getting the occupants out of the vehicle, officers found two guns on Hargrove, a Ruger with a loaded magazine inserted from Hargrove’s left pants pocket and a gray and black Glock 26 9mm with a TLR-8 light mounted on the rail in another pocket. That gun had a loaded magazine inserted with a round in the chamber, the report stated. Officials noted the second gun did not have a serial number and was a “ghost” gun. Hargrove had a warrant out of Kansas, the report stated.
Inside the vehicle officials found numerous drugs including marijuana and a white powdery substance as well as a meth pipe with burned residue, the report stated. Officials also found pills identified as Oxycodone (Schedule 2 Controlled Substance). The pills officials noted are often counterfeited and laced with fentanyl or other illegal substances. Inside a bag officials also found a MCK Glock micro conversion kit with a folding stock used to convert a Glock handgun into a shoulder mounted weapon, the report said.
Officers noted in the report they found many unused small plastic baggies, digital scales, large numbers of rubber bands, things indicating narcotic sales. Officers also found another handgun, a Glock 22 .40 caliber. There were two additional .40 caliber Glock magazines located in the vehicle. Two of the three magazines (including one extended magazine) were loaded with red tip ammunition.
In addition, officials noted they found two hard style cases that contained bags of ammunition in plastic baggies, body armor, gloves, walkie-talkie radios, various surveillance camera and security camera equipment and additional phones and electronics. Officials also found 155 counterfeit $20 dollar bills, 17 counterfeit $50 dollar bills, 71 counterfeit $10 dollar bills, and 1 counterfeit $100 dollar bill located inside a duffel bag, the report stated.
Judge Scott Sirk set a $500,000 surety bond each on Hargrove, McCall and Andruk during their initial hearings conducted via Zoom, Monday, Oct. 17. All three have another court appearance slated for Tuesday, Nov. 1.