Two local men were arrested on drug charges last week after methamphetamine was found at a county residence.
According to a Sedalia Police Department STING Unit release, at 11 p.m. Friday SPD and the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office served a no-knock, drug-related search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Crestview Drive in Sedalia. A drug distribution investigation led detectives to the camper of Jason Alexander Johnson, 41, in the Crestview Trailer Court in Pettis County.
Upon arrival, one subject fled from deputies. After a short foot chase, the subject was caught with the assistance of a TASER device. Two additional subjects were detained as part of the investigation; one was released without charges.
A K9 Unit was deployed, and the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotic odor throughout the camper.
A search of the residence revealed meth packaged into multiple baggies, drug packaging materials/supplies, drug paraphernalia and a prohibited style of weapon.
Johnson has been charged with distribution and delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of an illegal weapon and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He is at the Pettis County Jail on a $100,000 bond, cash or surety. An arraignment took place at 11 a.m. Monday, and a hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Kevin Allen Clark, 35, of the 21000 block of Hughesville Road in Hughesville, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. He is at the Pettis County Jail on a $50,000 bond, cash or surety. An arraignment took place at 11 a.m. Monday, and a hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.