The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the following arrests in Ste. Genevieve County or involving county residents from October 20 through October 27:

Brandon L. Nichols, 29, male, of Florissant, Missouri, was arrested at 10:47 a.m. on October 22 in Ste. Genevieve County on a Lafayette County warrant for non-moving traffic violation and a Cole County warrant for fraud — insufficient check.

Jason T. Higgins, 38, male, of Festus was arrested at 4:53 p.m. on October 22 in Ste. Genevieve County on patrol charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine 8 grams and THC wax 3 grams); unlawful use of a weapon — subsection 11 — possess weapon and felony controlled substance; possession of marijuana (less than 10 grams); and possession of drug paraphernalia.

(The above charges are mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.)