On Thursday morning, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office and Vandalia Police Department served a search warrant in the 100 block of East Haig Street, in Vandalia, Audrain County. As a result of the search warrant officers arrested one suspect and seized methamphetamine.

 Arrested was Paula S. Powell, 44, of Vandalia for possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a public nuisance, and endangering the welfare of a child.

 The East Central Drug Task Force was organized in 2001 and serves the cities of Bowling Green, Fayette, High Hill, Mexico, Montgomery City, Palmyra, New Florence, Vandalia and Warrenton, the counties of Audrain, Cooper, Howard, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls 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 or Audrain County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.