Early Friday morning, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of East 13th Street and South Marvin Avenue for moving violations.

An investigation determined the driver was impaired by drugs.

Samantha Rae Pierce, 39, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated by drugs. Pierce was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Pierce was transported to a hospital and then to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on a 24-hour hold. Pending state charges are Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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