During the morning hours of December 11, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Vandalia Police Department, Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol served a search warrant in the 100 block of W. Woodlawn St., in Vandalia, Audrain County, Missouri.
As a result of the search warrant officers arrested one suspect and seized methamphetamine.
Karen L. Ramirez, age 56, of Vandalia, for Possession of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana-Felony D-2 counts, Possession of Marijuana 10 Grams or Less-Prior Drug Offense-Misdemeanor A, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Prior Drug Offense-Misdemeanor A, and Maintaining a Public Nuisance-Felony E.
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 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.