Traffic stop results in meth distribution charges for Sedalia man

March 13, 2014

in Local

Badge-PD-2On March 12, 2014 at approximately 10:52 p.m., Det. Michael A. Elwood, of the Sedalia Police Department’s STING Drug Enforcement Unit, was on patrol in the area of E Broadway Blvd and South Marvin Ave, when he noticed a dark green Chevrolet truck, bearing Missouri license 8MU110, traveling westbound on East Broadway Blvd. The truck committed several improper lane violations. The detective performed a traffic stop on that truck in the area of E Broadway Blvd and Thompson Ave.

The driver was identified as Timothy B. Edwards (DOB 11/26/1965, address 232 South Grand Ave., Sedalia). The Sedalia Police Department K9 Unit performed a sniff on the vehicle and the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotic odor emanating from the vehicle.

Subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Edwards was in possession of prepackaged baggies methamphetamine that is consistent with one who engages in drug distribution. Additionally, Mr. Edwards had a quantity of methamphetamine in possession that is beyond what the typical user would normally possess.

Mr. Edwards was arrested for the following state charges:

1. Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute – Felony

2. Possession of Methamphetamine – Felony

3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor

4. Improper Lane Use – Traffic Infraction

Mr. Edwards was transported to the Pettis County Jail. As of the time of this press release, Mr. Edwards’ bond and court date is TBD.

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