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Sedalia STING Unit Arrests Felon in Possession of Firearms During Traffic Stop

HandcuffsThe Sedalia STING Unit initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of East Boonville and North Depp on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2:16 a.m. after the vehicle had numerous moving violations. The STING Unit found the suspect, 64-year-old Jack Wilson, had two different prescriptions of Oxycodone. The STING Unit discovered that a large amount of the pills were missing, after the prescriptions were filled on Nov. 8. Further investigation revealed that Wilson had been selling his prescription pills.

Wilson gave the officers consent to search the vehicle and Sedalia Police found two loaded handguns in the car. Officers also learned that Wilson was a convicted felon and was not allowed to possess firearms. Wilson gave officers consent to search his business, Kat’s Convenience Store at 333 North Engineer and his residence. The searches revealed eleven more guns which belonged to Wilson and $2550 of suspected profit from drug sales.

Wilson was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail and faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and distribution of a controlled substance within 2000 feet of a school.

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