On Wednesday (Apr 11), Stover Police arrested two men for drug and weapons offences.

According to a press release from the Stover Police Dept., officers were advised of a careless and imprudent driver entering the city on 135 South. Dispatch also advised that two people in the vehicle appeared to be fighting.

Stover Police observed the vehicle in the area of 135 South and 52 Hwy. A traffic stop was conduced and police reportedly found a passenger, 40-year James K. James, of Lebanon, MO, had an outstanding warrant from Vernon County.

James was taken into custody, at which time a loaded 12-gauge shotgun was also seized from the front seat where James had been sitting.

Stover Police requested a K-9 Unit from Moniteau County due to the action of the driver and passenger. K-9 Mizzou arrived on scene and reportedly alerted to the presence of drugs in the car.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and authorities located baggies of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, digital scales, and a loaded Marlin 22/250.

At that time, the driver Quentin Joseph Hildebrand, of Plato, MO was arrested and taken to the Morgan County Jail. Hildebrand reportedly told officers he had methamphetamine in his boot. A baggie containing approximately 3 gram of meth was recovered.

James and Hildebrand were charged with a number of offences, including Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Both men were taken to the Morgan County Jail, in lieu of bond.

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