During the early evening hours of May 23, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Mexico Public Safety Department, Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol 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 for possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Damian Latrell Watts, age 36, of Mexico, for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Stephanie Lynn Jackson, age 41, of Mexico, for possession of marijuana and possession of drug 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.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person (s) responsible for this and any other incident. If you have information that would help the Sheriff solve this or other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.
Persons arrested for criminal offenses are merely accusations, and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.