MSHP and National Guard employees arrested on drug charges
OSAGE COUNTY - A Missouri State Highway Patrol civilian employee and a Missouri National Guard security guard face drug charges, the Osage County Sheriff announced Friday.
According to court documents, Brenden Henke, 25, and Joshua LeComte, 27, accidentally sent a text message to an Osage County Sheriff's deputy Saturday, August 29 looking to meet up to trade someone prescription pills for cocaine.
The documents say Henke and LeComte sent a message asking to trade Xanax pills for cocaine and also gave an address on where to meet. Court documents say the two were trying to get drugs for women they were with.
The deputy told Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon and they went to the address where Henke and LeCompe agreed to meet.
The deputy and Dixon found Henke and LeComte in a car at the location and arrested them.
LeComte told authorities there were pills under the driver's seat and a handgun behind the passenger seat.
According to the probable cause statement LeComte admitted to stealing the drugs from his mother.
Friday afternoon, the Missouri National Guard said LeComte is no longer an employee.
Osage County prosecutors have charged Henke and LeComte with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.