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Two arrested, one for outstanding warrants and another for methamphetamine possession after traffic stop outside of Kingdom City

Date:  June 29, 2018

SHERIFF’S OFFICE PATROL OF KINGDOM CITY LEADS TO FELONY DRUG ARREST FOR METH

Arrested person information:

Angel Morales, 28, of Columbia

Megan Martinez-Mendoza, 33, of Columbia

Narrative: 

On June 28, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling the Kingdom City area.  During the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.  During the traffic stop investigation, drug activity was detected and a vehicle search was conducted.  Subsequently, the deputy located methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia concealed in the vehicle.

Angel Morales, 28, of Columbia was arrested for FELONY Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia.  Morales was transported to the Callaway County Jail where he later posted a court-set bond of $4,500.00 and was released pending court appearance.

Another vehicle occupant, Megan Martinez-Mendoza, 33, of Columbia 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 $1,373.00 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.  Citizens 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.  **

NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of press release.

** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law **