On Monday morning, Officers conducted a warrant check outside of the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, 319 South Lamine Avenue.

A female subject was found to have a warrant for her arrest from Cooper County stemming from an incident in December, 2023. In that original incident, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was observing traffic on eastbound Interstate 70, near mile marker 92 in Cooper County.

The Sergeant observed a black Chrysler 300 with a tail light improperly functioning, and clocked the vehicle speeding. The stop was conducted after observing and following the vehicle for about six miles.

When the Trooper made contact with the driver, she gave a false identity, claiming her name was Jennifer L. Loveland, and that she was from Otterville. Through investigation, the Sergeant was able to determine the driver was not Loveland, but rather was the registered owner of the vehicle, Crystal Vasquez. Vasquez continued to claim her name was Loveland, and denied consent to search the vehicle.

The Trooper stated he would be deploying the patrol canine Emilka to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle. Upon advising her of that, Vasquez admitted her real identity. Vasquez also admitted to possessing a small amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. After a search, Officers located a gram of methamphetamine in a small black container, a blue and pink smoking pipe, a pill bottle containing 30 Alprazolam pills (also known as Xanax), and a blue and pink container that contained another gram of methamphetamine.

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At the time, she was transported to the Cooper County Jail to be fingerprinted, photographed, and released to jail staff. A warrant on this incident was issued on March 8.

Ten days later, Crystal E. Vasquez, 42, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on two counts of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Her bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.

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