LEBANON, Missouri- On Sunday police say they arrested two individuals on warrants and drug charges. This came after officers on patrol in the 1100 block of Millcreek saw a Chevy Impala without a front license plate that may have been involved in suspicious activity before. The car parked in a driveway.
The driver of the vehicle, David Dale Baugher, 45, from Lebanon could not produce a driver’s license and had a plate on the car that had been reported stolen. He said the car belonged to his girlfriend.
The police report is not clear, but at some point after Baugher was taken into custody, police obtained a consent to search a room, possibly a residence at this location. While conducting the search, police say the female insisted that she needed to go to the bathroom to retrieve a tampon and a maxi pad. An officer checked out the bathroom so that the female could use it and get a tampon. The woman was then arrested because drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the feminine product boxes. Further investigation revealed more drug paraphernalia at the location. There was also apparently a minor child that had been in the back seat of the vehicle.
Police say that Baugher had two active warrants, one of which was extraditable.
Both individuals were transported to the Lebanon Police Department. Baugher was booked and processed for one warrant, Driving While Suspended, Stealing-Less than $150 1st Offense for the stolen license plate, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, License Plates of
Another, and No Insurance. The female was booked and processed for Possession of Controlled Substance – Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Both individuals were the further transported to the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office for incarceration.
DFS arrived on scene they made contact with the mother and juvenile child. Law enforcement and DFS did not
need to take custody of the child because appropriate placement was found, police say.