Former KSDK reporter Jeffrey Small is facing felony drug charges.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Small was pulled over last week because his front headlight was out. When cops ran his ID, it showed various active bench warrants were out against him. When police arrested him, court documents show they discovered a bag containing a crystal like substance and pipes in his pocket.
The Post-Dispatch reports:
Police seized a gray fanny pack holding a plastic container, five plastic bags containing suspected drug residue, four dryer sheets, two metal wires and an eyeglass case containing the two pipes, each with suspected drug residue.
Lab test results on the crystal substance revealed methamphetamine, charges say. Bail information for Small was not immediately available Tuesday.
Small’s lawyer issued a statement to the paper saying “He’s assured me that it’s not true,” Noble said. “He’s assured me he’s not guilty. My guess is that we’ll be fighting it.”
Smalls worked for the NBC affiliate for nine years and left in 2012. He also served as a spokesperson for the city of Ferguson during the protests following the killing of 18 year old Michael Brown.
In 2015, he filed for bankruptcy.