On Thursday, May 25 at approximately 4:09 p.m., an Audrain County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero for a registration violation on South Clark Street, near US Highway 54 in Mexico.
During the course of the traffic stop, inconsistencies and deceptive behavior of the driver and passenger led the deputy to ask for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted. The deputy subsequently searched the vehicle, locating approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Kevin D. Hilke, age 53, from Kansas City, Mo., and Michael K. Dibble, age 28, of Independence, Mo., was arrested for Trafficking Drugs in the Second Degree and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and transported to the Audrain County Jail.
The charges for which the above individual was arrested are mere accusation and not evidence of guilt.
Evidence in support of the above charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.