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Drug Task Force makes arrest

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

David Lee Watson

David Lee Watson

During the late evening hours of September 17, the East Central Drug Task Force, assisted by the Mexico Public Safety Department and the Audrain County Sheriff‘s Office, served a search warrant in the 1,000 block of Falcon Drive, in Mexico.  As a result of the search warrant, officers seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. One suspect was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence.
Arrested was David Lee Watson, age 41, of Mexico.
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.