During the late evening hours of April 25, the Mexico Department of Public Safety assisted by the East Central Drug Task Force conducted a consent search of a residence in the 800 block of Craig Street in Mexico. As a result of the search officers arrested one suspect for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. In addition, officers seized cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Dennis Ray Maddox age 57 of Mexico. Maddox’s bond is set at $11,000.
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 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.