Sedalia man arrested on distribution charges


A Sedalia man was arrested on multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

According to a Sedalia Police Department STING Unit release, at 1 a.m. detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for moving and equipment violations near the intersection of East 14th Street and South Marvin Avenue.

Officers spoke with the vehicle’s sole occupant, Justin S. Lange, 34, of the 2800 block of South Grand Avenue.

A K9 Unit responded to the traffic stop, and the K9 performed a sniff of the vehicle, alerting to the presence of drug odor coming from the vehicle.

The vehicle was searched, and officers located marijuana, methamphetamine, drug packaging supplies and drug paraphernalia.

Lange has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Lange is in the Pettis County Jail on a $50,000 bond, cash or surety. An arraignment took place at 11 a.m. Monday. A hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. July 7.

Sedalia Democrat
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