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ACSO: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Sheriff Josh Brockman
Adair County Sheriff's Office

An Adair County man has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine by the Adair County Sheriff's Office after a large quantity of methamphetamine was located after a traffic stop.

On Monday, July 20, 2020, at 08:22amCT, Chief Deputy Justin Cross initiated a traffic stop on Tutt Street in the limits of Columbia on a 2001 GMC. Roadside investigation led to the suspicion that narcotics were present in the vehicle.

Columbia police officer Evan Burton deployed his K-9 Matt on the vehicle. Matt gave positive hit indicators to the odor of narcotics in vehicle. As a result, a search of the vehicle was conducted, and 151 grams of methamphetamine was located, with a street value of over 15,000 dollars.

Deputy Cross arrested Christopher Dickson, age 21, of columbia, on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dickson was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Columbia Police Department.

This story was posted on 2020-07-20 13:11:00
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