A Missouri man from near Kansas City faces drug charges after an incident in Searcy County involving a traffic stop and a female fugitive wanted by the United States Marshal’s Service.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Agent Heath Jones of the 20th Judicial District Drug Task Force, 31-year-old Daniel Roberto Villalobos of Pleasant Valley, Missouri, faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule four controlled substance.
The incident began on Jan. 16 when Deputy Joey Baysinger of the Searcy County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of U.S. Highway 65 South, between Marshall and Leslie. The deputy proceeded to stop the vehicle, where he encountered a female driver and the male passenger, later identified as Villalobos.
The driver told the deputy she did not have her driver’s license and could not find it in the car. The woman gave the officer the name of Bobbi Jo Gumm and a birth date in 1989. After running the woman’s information and receiving no confirmation, the deputy again asked the woman for her information.
K-9 Officer Sam Holliman arrived on scene as backup, and the woman gave officer consent to search the car after Baysinger noticed her eyes were extremely bloodshot, and she was acting nervous when asked about her information.
During the search, Officer Holliman located an ID belonging to the female and identified her as Stephanie Jo Cain. When running the woman’s correct name, a hit came back identifying her as a wanted fugitive by the U.S. Marshals. When contacted, the Marshal’s Service requested Cain be held until representatives from their office could take her into the agency’s custody.
The search also revealed a broken glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine under the seat where Villalobos was sitting. Field tests identified substances on the pipe as meth. Officers also located Clonazepam and Alprazolam pills in the vehicle.
As Deputy Basinger continued to talk with Cain, he noticed shards of a crystal-like substance on the seat of the patrol unit. After removing the woman from the vehicle, Baysinger found more of the substance and determined Cain was trying to destroy evidence.
At that point, Cain became physically ill, with intense shaking and retching. When asked if she had ingested the substance, Cain shook her head in affirmation. As an ambulance arrived on the scene, Villalobos told officers Cain allegedly had a methamphetamine smoking device hid in a body cavity.
Emergency medical technicians would recover the pipe from her orifice, along with a bag of methamphetamine. A bag of meth was also recovered from the woman’s bra. Cain was transported to a Clinton hospital for a medical evaluation.
Villalobos would deny the meth pipe was his, but admitted he knew Cain had methamphetamine, along with pills in the vehicle. He remains held on a $5,000 bond in the Searcy County Detention Center.