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Task Force makes meth bust, arrests two suspects

Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1:46 am

2During the afternoon hours of August 3, the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by Mexico Public Safety, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol served a search warrant in the 1600 block of South Clark Street in Mexico, Mo.
As a result of the search, officers charged two suspects.  Seized were methamphetamine, chemicals, and precursors used in the production of methamphetamine.
Allen Maxwell Vestal, age 33, of Mexico, for distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Vestal’s bond is set at $11,000.
Synthia Merie Johnson, age 25, of Lakewood, Colo. for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Johnson posted an $11,000 bond.
The East Central Drug Task Force was organized in 2001 and serves the cities of Bowling Green, Mexico, Montgomery City, and Vandalia, the counties of Audrain, Montgomery 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 the 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.