Two people were arrested on March 1 after Pettis County deputies and Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force detectives conducted a traffic stop near Broadway and Grand in Sedalia. The Pettis County Sheriff's Office says two occupants of the vehicle provided false information on their identities. Kenneth E. Pfeffer was arrested on an outstanding Benton County warrant, and charges of identity theft and introducing contraband into a county jail. Ricky B. Longie was taken into custody on a Camden County warrant, and for identity theft.


A 28-year-old Bunceton man was arrested on February 28 by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Jacob L. Hein was taken into custody on charges including possession of marijuana (less than 10 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, an outstanding FTA warrant from Cooper County, and several traffic offenses. Hein was taken to the Cooper County Jail.


A Pennsylvania man who authorities say was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine, LSD and drug paraphernalia was taken to the Saline County Jail on February 28. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Charles D. Orr was arrested just after 1 p.m. and was transported to the jail. Orr was later released.


A 46-year-old Kentucky man who was arrested in 2015 during a traffic stop on I70 in Lafayette County has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison without parole in a meth conspiracy. The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri reports that Kevin Ray Wilson was caught with 10 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire, after a K9 unit gave a positive alert for the odor of illegal drugs. Wilson was found guilty in October of participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A co-defendant, 50-year-old Kenneth W. Dowell, pleaded guilty in 2017 to his role in the drug-trafficking conspiracy and was sentenced to three years in federal prison without parole.