An arraignment for a Granby man facing a Class A felony count of drug trafficking — originally set for Friday morning — was reset until May 2.
Noe Soto, 40, was to be arraigned Friday morning on felony drug trafficking charges, a Class A felony punishable by 30 years to life in prison if a conviction is reached. Newton County Division III Associate Circuit Court Judge Kevin L. Selby heard the case.
Soto remains in the Newton County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 cash bond.
Soto and his wife, 40-year-old Bobbie Soto, were charged with distribution of a controlled substance and child endangerment in November 2013.
Noe Soto was arrested on Jan. 4 by the Joplin Police Department on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He posted a $25,000 bond on Jan. 14 in the case.
He was to be back in court for a bond appearance hearing on Feb. 5, but didn’t show up for the proceeding. Later that night, he was stopped by Newton County deputies on Courtney Lane in Joplin for active warrants, which led to the drug trafficking charge.