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Court documents: Two men found with body armor, night-vision binoculars charged with drug possession

Joseph Paul Riggs
Camden County Sheriff's Office
Joseph Paul Riggs
Yuriy Vladimirovich Lyashuk
Camden County Sheriff's Office
Yuriy Vladimirovich Lyashuk


Two men who were found with body armor and night-vision binoculars were charged with drug possession in Camden County.

Yuriy Lyashuk, 26, of Half Way, and Joseph Riggs, 45, of Springfield, were booked into the Camden County Jail early Saturday and are each being held on $150,000 bonds. Riggs was charged with two counts of drug possession and Lyashuk was charged with one. Court dates have not been set.

According to court documents, Camden County Sheriff’s conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle – with Riggs driving -- on Highway 5. Riggs allegedly gave an ID that wasn’t a driver’s license and told the deputy he did not have a license, the probable cause statement says. Deputies saw Riggs had a warrant for his arrest from Webster County and Riggs confirmed, the statement says.

The deputy saw burnt foil with residue in the vehicle, the statement says. Law enforcement ended up allegedly finding 29 pieces of aluminum foil with burnt residue, burnt plastic straws, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, a bong, a gun, ammunition, three cellphones, two sets of body armor, night-vision binoculars and a box for a small drone, the statement says.

Riggs had a failure-to-appear warrant issued in 2020 in relation to a charge of receiving stolen property.

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