During the late evening hours of April 10, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by Mexico Public Safety Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in the 700 block of South Olive Street, in the city of Mexico. As a result of the search, officers arrested one suspect, seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Anthony William Esposito, age 42, of Mexico, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Esposito posted a $12,000 bond.
The East Central Drug Task Force was organized in 2001 and serves the cities of Bowling Green, Mexico, Montgomery City, and Vandalia, the counties of Audrain, Montgomery 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 the Audrain County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.