Just before 5 a.m. this morning (April 8), the Sedalia Police Department’s STING Unit and other officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plate lights in the area of 16th Street and S. Missouri Avenue. During an investigation, the female driver admitted she had a syringe and a bag of methamphetamine hidden in her clothing. The driver, identified as 24-year-old Tanya Brandkamp of Sedalia, also admitted to selling the substance.

Brandkamp was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was placed on 24-hour hold pending state charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.