During the late evening hours of October 22, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Vandalia Police Department served a search warrant in the 1000 block of South Maple, in Vandalia.
As a result of the search warrant officers seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers were also seeking Alexis Page Kasper, age 23, of Vandalia suspected of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child. Consequently, Kasper was arrested October 24 for possession of Methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child.
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.