KCMO man caught with stolen truck, 150 grams of meth

Posted at 7:48 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 20:48:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who said he was excited to find a backpack with over 150 grams of methamphetamine inside a stolen truck is now charged with dealing drugs.

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office charged Edwin Sagastumesosa, 22, of Kansas City, Missouri, trafficking drugs and resisting arrest.

Police located a stolen blue Chevrolet Colorado in a driveway in the 1600 block of Hardesty Avenue on Thursday morning in KCMO.

A few minutes later, the vehicle backed out of the driveway and went to an auto parts store in the 5400 block of Truman Road, according to court documents.

Sagastumesosa went into the store and officers prepared to arrest him as he came out. He ran from the officers outside the store, but was quickly captured.

A search of a black backpack inside the stolen truck revealed a large plastic bag with six small plastic bags inside. The contents of the bags tested positive for amphetamines, according to court records.

Sagastumesosa told police he did not know the truck was stolen and found the backpack with the meth inside. He said he was excited because he uses meth and that he ran from the officers because he was mad.