Traffic stop ends with a drug arrest in northeast Missouri

The driver, David M. Handley, age 64, of Canton, Missouri was arrested on one count of possession of controlled substance, a class C felony, namely methamphetamine.

A routine traffic stop ends with a drug arrest.

According to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, on January 10, 2019, at approximately 8 a.m., a Lewis County Deputy made a routine traffic stop in Canton, Missouri for a registration violation.

While investigating the matter the deputy discovered a controlled substance in the vehicle and arrested the driver.

The driver, David M. Handley, 64, of Canton, Missouri, was arrested on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class C felony, namely methamphetamine.

Handley is also facing drug charges in Adams County, Illinois, and he had been released on bond.

Handley remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted with this investigation.

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