A drug arrest Thursday by Audrain County sheriff’s deputies led to a seizure of one pound of methamphetamine and thousands in cash in Callaway County.
The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that deputies, Mexico police and drug task force members arrested two suspects last Wednesday on suspicion of drug charges. The arrests came after a traffic stop on South Clark Street in Mexico where officers found about 1.5 ounces of meth.
Prosecutors on Friday charged James K. Worthington, 51, of Benton City, with delivery of a controlled substance, evidence tampering, resisting arrest and misdemeanor assault. His bond was set at $50,000.
Samuel E. Gourley, 37, of Auxvasse, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and bond was set at $25,000.
No attorney is listed for either suspect in court records.
According to the post, the arrests led authorities to Daniel Smith of Kingdom City, who was also arrested on suspicion of drug distribution and booked at the Callaway County jail.
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office posted that at the time of Smith’s arrest, he was in possession of one pound of methamphetamine, a loaded firearm, and more than $63,000 cash, all of which was seized.
Authorities said Smith was also wanted by the Missouri Department of Corrections for felony parole violations. Smith was transported to the Callaway County Jail where he was booked and processed for first degree drug trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, unlawful use of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and the Department of Corrections parole warrant. He was held without bond.