On Tuesday, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on northbound Highway 61 when he noticed an equipment violation. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as 54-year-old, Jeffrey David Kempf, of St. Louis. During a brief conversation, Jeffrey told the deputy his license was suspended from driving and the deputy could smell marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
The deputy also identified the vehicle’s passenger as 30-year-old, Christina Lane Kempf, of St. Louis.
After conducting a records check, the deputy arrested Jeffrey for driving with suspended. During the arrest, Jeffrey admitted being addicted to Heroin. The deputy asked Christina to exit the vehicle and noticed she was sitting on a pink Dormin pill. Dormin is a drug often crushed and mixed with heroin.
Canine Rigley and his handler arrived on scene. Rigley gave a positive indication of narcotics in Christina’s purse. A search of her purse revealed several syringes, a burned spoon, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Christina was placed under arrest and escorted to the patrol vehicle.
While sitting in the rear of the patrol vehicle, Christina told deputies she stuffed raw heroin in her private sector just before the traffic stop. Heroin was also discovered where Jeffrey sat in the patrol vehicle.
Christina was transported to Mercy Medical Center, in Troy, where medical professionals removed the heroin.
Jeffrey Kempf is charged with Felony Possession of a Control Substance and misdemeanor Driving While Suspended. Jeffrey is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $10,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.
Christina Kempf is charged with Felony Possession of a Control Substance, Felony Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Christina is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $10,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.