Two residents of California, MO were recently arrested on meth charges after Moniteau County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

A press release from the Moniteau County Sheriff's office indicates that on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Old Swiss and Brush Creek Rds for a report of a suspicious vehicle in a corn field.

While driving to the area, deputies were notified that the vehicle attempted to leave but was stuck in the field. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a man and woman in the vehicle, identified as 33-year old Jessica L. Iven and 34-year old Byron T. Smith II. The suspects reportedly told deputies they had driven into the field to watch deer. Authorities then checked the suspects information and discovered both were currently on probation/parole.

Consent to search the vehicle was reportedly granted and deputies located methamphetamine in a glass smoking device.

Iven and Smith were arrested and taken to the Moniteau County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth). They were each given a bond of $25,000.00.

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