LEBANON, Missouri- A search for a vehicle related to a domestic dispute incident resulted in a meth arrest Saturday morning according to Lebanon police.
An officer was conducting patrol activities when he observed a white Jeep Liberty with a Missouri license plate travelling east on East Elm that matched the description of a vehicle that Laclede County had been looking for in connection to a domestic dispute, the report said.
The officer said the driver was unable to stay in their lane and was pulled at the entrance of the Econo Lodge at 1221 Millcreek after an initial refusal to stop.
The officer made contact with the driver, a 49 year old female from Lebanon, Missouri who said she did not have her wallet and that she was unable to produce a driver’s license. The Laclede County Sheriff’s Department provided information that there was possible methamphetamine located inside the vehicle. The officer then asked for consent to search the vehicle which the driver denied. The officer then requested the assistance of a K9 officer who conducted a search around the vehicle. During the sweep of the vehicle, the K9 alerted on the rear portion of the of the front passenger door by the exterior door handle.
A further examination of the vehicle revealed the location of the driver’s wallet by the center console, the officer said. The wallet was then searched by an assisting officer, which led to the discovery of a small ziplock style baggie with white residue which later field tested positive for methamphetamine. Continuing the search of the vehicle also led to the discovery of a digital scale located in a red duffel bag, a small ziplock bag of a white crystalline substance which appeared to be methamphetamine, and a blue lunch bag style cooler with numerous small ziplock baggies.
The driver was arrested and then transported to the Lebanon Police Department where she was booked and processed for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia, the report said.