Deputies in Moniteau County recently arrested a 52-year old man from California, MO on drug charges.

The Moniteau County Sheriff's Department says on March 26, deputies conducted a vehicle stop on Highway 50 near Clarksburg, for a report of a suspicious vehicle that had left a gas station earlier in Tipton.

A press release says the driver was acting nervous, but granted consent to search the vehicle.

The driver, James W. Osborne Jr., reportedly told deputies there was marijuana in the car. Deputies located marijuana and THC in liquid form. Osborne was then arrested and taken to the Moniteau County Jail, where authorities asked him if he had any contraband on his person.

Osborne reportedly said he had drugs hidden inside his rectal area and also had a rice crispy bar that contained THC in his jacket pocket. Osborne then retrieved the items from his person.

Th items hidden in his rectal area reportedly tested positive for methamphetamine. A short time later, Osborne was taken to a hospital for a possible overdose resulting from the drugs he was hiding. He was released from the hospital and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth and THC). Bond was set at $25,000.00.