During the morning hours of August 12, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Mexico Public Safety Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office served a search warrant in the 500 block of North Wade Street, Mexico.
As a result of the search warrant officers seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Two suspects were arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Robert Brandon Peak, age 21, of Mexico, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine).
Nikki Lynn Pinkston, (also known as Nikki Lynn Shrum) age 23, of Mexico, was arrested for possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia (marijuana).
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.