Darin Lyn Gustin, 40, was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia Friday during a routine traffic violation.

A 49-year-old Joplin man was charged Wednesday with possession of methamphetamine that was discovered by officers during a fight in a local parking lot.

According to Miami Police Officer Troy Fugate, officers arrived at a motel parking lot in response to a fight in progress at 10:30 p.m. May 25.

Fugate said that, when he arrived at the scene, he watched a man standing near a green pickup truck lean down and place something by the front tire.

After approaching the man, Fugate said he observed a plastic baggie, filled with a white substance, on the front driver's side tire.

Detective Todd Hicks took a Miami man in custody while accompanying the Department of Child Welfare on a welfare check.

Jeremy Lee Holmes, 29, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

According to Hicks, Holmes was reported to the Department of Child Welfare for selling drugs from his home. Hicks and other law enforcement officers were asked by child welfare to accompany a caseworker to the home. The caseworker alleged that she had previous problems with Holmes during home visits.

While visiting with Holmes and his live-in girlfriend about the safety of the children living in the home, officers discovered several items of paraphernalia and an undetermined amount of methamphetamine.

Possession of methamphetamine is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.