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Drugs and handgun seized at traffic stop

Police Department Press Release

November 7, 2019

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, at approximately 11:40 a.m., detectives with the Pittsburg Police Department and detectives from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of 25th Street and Broadway Street, in Pittsburg.

Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as 38-year-old Keith Lavon Massey, of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the passenger, who was identified as 31-year-old Autumn Brionna Maltby, also of Kansas City.  During the investigation into the stop, Mr. Massey became non-compliant with requests by detectives for him to step out of the vehicle.  At one point Mr. Massey was observed reaching toward the underneath of the driver’s seat, which resulted in a taser being deployed by one of the Pittsburg Detectives.  Mr. Massey was quickly placed under arrest after the taser deployment.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a loaded Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun under the driver’s seat of the vehicle, as well as 155 grams of methamphetamine (packaged for distribution), 28 grams of cocaine (packaged for distribution), 9 grams of marijuana (packaged for distribution), and 3 grams of heroin.

Mr. Massey was arrested for felony aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon, criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony interference with law enforcement, felony distribution of methamphetamine, felony distribution of cocaine, felony distribution of marijuana, felony possession of heroin, felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Mr. Massey was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and booked on the aforementioned charges, and is being held in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Detectives later learned that Mr. Massey is currently on Parole with the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Ms. Maltby was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and she was also transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.  Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477).  Callers may remain anonymous.