KINGDOM CITY — A Callaway County sheriff’s deputy patrolling in Kingdom City netted a felony drug arrest Thursday night.
Angel Morales, 28, and Megan Martinez-Mendoza, 33, both of Columbia, were in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation at 10:15 p.m.
During the traffic stop investigation, drug activity was detected and a vehicle search was conducted. The deputy located methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia concealed in the vehicle.
Morales was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Callaway County Jail where he later posted a court-set bond of $4,500 and was released pending court appearance.
Another vehicle occupant, Martinez-Mendoza, was determined to be a wanted fugitive in Boone County reference two criminal warrants for stealing. Martinez-Mendoza was arrested and taken to the Callaway County Jail where she later posted a court-set bond of $1,373 and was released pending court appearance.
Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies continue their patrols of the county in an effort to curb criminal activity. Residents are reminded they may provide crime tips anonymously by calling Crimestopper’s at 573-592-2474 or by submitting information online at callawaysheriff.org/crime-stoppers.