The Moniteau County Sheriff's Department arrested a 32-year-old California man for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop on July 10.

Authorities say a vehicle was stopped for a registration violation on Highway 50, west of California, Missouri. A deputy reported seeing an object being thrown from the vehicle as he approached, and said that marijuana was found inside. Deputies then found the item that had been thrown from the vehicle, which reportedly contained methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Three occupants of the vehicle were taken to the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office. Two were released with summonses for possession of marijuana and traffic tickets. The third, 32-year-old Andres A. Aguero, was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

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