Traffic Stop Yields Drug Paraphernalia, Firearms
On Friday at 2:09 a.m., Sedalia Police conducted a vehicle stop for a traffic violation at 12th and Marvin.
Investigation revealed that the driver, 45-year-old Douglas Ward Hampton, Jr., of northeast Pettis County, was in possession of items associated with illegal drug activity on his person.
And following a probable cause search of the vehicle, firearms were located and it was determined that Hampton was prohibited by law to possess them.
Hampton was then placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges by the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.