The Sedalia Police Department arrested Vincent S. Barriere, Jr., 31, and one other subject after a traffic stop near Seventh and Harrison was made on Feb. 26 at 5:34 p.m., after an officer recognized the passenger who had active arrest warrants.
Barriere was the driver of the vehicle and was later found to have a suspended driving status. Both subjects were arrested at the time.
Then on Feb. 27, the arresting officer acquired information that there was potentially methamphetamine in the vehicle. Police were granted consent to search the vehicle by a subject the vehicle was turned over to after the arrests.
K-9 “Charlie” performed a sniff of the car, where he alerted on the vehicle to indicate illegal drugs were potentially in the car. A subsequent search of the car revealed a large quantity of meth, and additional evidence to indicate the drug was being distributed.
Detectives with the Sedalia Police Department’s STING Unit followed up with the evidence obtained by the patrol shift, where the final results indicated Barriere, also known as “New York” on the street, was in possession of meth at the time of his arrest on Feb. 26.
Charges of first degree drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance were filed by the Pettis County Prosecutor’s Office.
Barriere is currently being held at the Pettis County Jail, where he is being held on a $500,000 cash or surety bond, police said.