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Drug bust in Vandalia leads to arrest of Fayette man

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12:44 pm

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 7:32 PM, an Audrain County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted an investigation in the 2200 block of Highway 54 in Vandalia. During the investigation, approximately 295 grams of THC infused edibles were located and seized.  Subsequently, Lawrence E. Lamberson, age 46 of Fayette, Missouri was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Lamberson was transported to the Audrain County Jail, booked/processed, and later released with a summons for a Court appearance. 

Felony Arrests Continue As The Result Of Proactive Patrols And Investigations 

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, at approximately 3:03 PM, an Audrain County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a vehicle stop in the 400 Block of Yale Street in Mexico. During the stop, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located and seized. Subsequently, Breanna L. Radford, age 23 of Centralia, Missouri was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Radford was transported to the Audrain County Jail, booked/processed, and later released with a summons for a Court appearance. 

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, members of the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, East Central Drug Task Force and Mexico Department of Public Safety executed a narcotics-related search warrant in the 500 block of South Missouri Street in Mexico. As a result of the search, officers located Methamphetamine, Heroin, Controlled Pharmaceuticals, and drug paraphernalia used in the illegal use of illegal controlled substances.  Sarah E. Blackwell, age 45, was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance. Dylan W. Blackwell, age 21, was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

 

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, members of the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office and East Central Drug Task Force executed a narcotics-related search warrant in the 9100 block of Audrain Road 9355.  As a result of the search, officers located Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia used in the illegal use of illegal controlled substances.  Darby R. Donaldson, age 61, was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. James W. Weldon, age 56 was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bruce G. Cartwright Jr., age 37, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

 

NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME. 

 

** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law ** 

 

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to working with our communities, community partners, and other area law enforcement agencies to make Audrain County a safe place to work and live. The support of and the input from the community is appreciated. Citizens are reminded crime tips may be provided anonymously by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 and/or online at https://www.audrainsheriff.com/report-a-crime