Two arrested on drug charges

Early today, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Mexico Public Safety Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant along Marine Drive in Mexico.  As a result of the search warrant officers seized crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and arrested two suspects.     
Arrested were Damian Latrell Watts aka Damain Latrell Howard, 36, of Mexico, for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Stephanie Lynn Jackson, 41, of Mexico, for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
The East Central Drug Task Force was organized in 2001 and serves the cities of Bowling Green, Fayette, High Hill, Mexico, Montgomery City, New Florence, Vandalia and Warrenton, the counties of Audrain, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Pike and Warren, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  Anyone having information concerning illegal drug activity is urged to contact the East Central Drug Task Force at 573-473-5801, extension 330 or Audrain County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.
Funding for this project made available by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), which is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the State of Missouri Department of Public Safety