Man Arrested After Search Warrant Served by Mid-Mo Drug Task Force
On Thursday, the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office and Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 6623 E. US 50, Apt. 4, after a two-month drug investigation involving the distribution of methamphetamine.
Upon entry, suspect 36-year-old Jonathan Johnson, fled through the apartment with deputies and detectives in chase. Johnson fell pretty close to the toilet and was able to toss a bag of meth in the toilet. Luckily, unflushed toilet paper and other items kept it afloat. He was taken into custody without further incident.
A search of the residence revealed more meth, for a total of 88 grams (approximately 3 ounces) including the toilet bag. Psilocybin candy was also located along with paraphernalia to indicate distribution.
Johnson was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he is being held pending the filing of formal charges with Pettis County Prosecutor Phillip Sawyer. Charges were sought for 2nd Degree Trafficking and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Johnson is currently on parole for drug-related offenses.