Report of Abandoned Vehicle Leads to Meth Arrest in Moniteau Co
Moniteau County deputies recently arrested a 30-year old Jefferson City woman on drug charges after responding to a report of an abandoned vehicle.
The Moniteau County Sheriff's Department says on May 17, deputies were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle on private property, locate on Chapel Road outside of Jamestown, MO.
Deputies reportedly attempted to check for the vehicle's owner information, when two subjects were located in creek.
One of the subject's was identified as 30-year old Tara J. Rapier. Deputies inquired about the vehicle, to which Rapier responded that she didn't know who it belonged to and she and the other subject were dropped off at the creek by a friend.
Authorities then checked the vehicle and discovered methamphetamine inside. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Rapier was the driver and she was on probation for a drug offense.
Rapier was arrested and taken to the Moniteau County Jail.
While processing Rapier at the jail, staff members reportedly located a bag of methamphetamine that she had attempted to conceal inside her person.
Rapier faces charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) and Delivering Contraband into a Jail. Her bond was set at $50,000.00.