During the morning hours of November 25, the Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office and the East Central Drug Task Force conducted a consent search in the 300 block of Rollins Street, Benton City, Mo. As a result of the consent search one suspect was arrested for manufacturing marijuana. The search and arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.
Arrested- Andrew Lee Spears, age 21, of Benton City. Spears posted a $26,000 bond.
The East Central Drug Task Force was organized in 2001 and serves the cities of Bowling Green, Mexico, Montgomery City, Vandalia and Warrenton, the counties of Audrain, Montgomery and Warren, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
If you have any information regarding a possible methamphetamine laboratory, growing of marijuana, or other information about the distribution of narcotics, please contact your local law enforcement agency or you can call the following toll free numbers to reach the East Central Drug Task Force, 1-888-823-METH (6384) or 1-800-BAD-WEED (223-9333). All callers may remain anonymous.