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Routine stop leads to arrest

BONNE TERRE – A random license plate check led to the arrest of a man in possession of meth and items used in manufacturing and distributing meth.

Bonne Terre Police Officer Alex Shibley was on routine patrol in a residential neighborhood early Monday morning when he checked a license plate of a vehicle driving in the area.

According to a press release issued by the department, the license plate showed the owner of the vehicle had a warrant out for his arrest. The officer stopped the vehicle and placed the driver under arrest.

After the arrest, Shibley searched the vehicle and found several grams of meth, along with other items used in manufacturing and distributing meth.

Shibley transported the man to the county jail, where he is currently being held on $125,000 bond. The man is being held in the jail on a St. Francois County warrant and a second warrant through Park Hills.

Bonne Terre Police are seeking charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

The name of her person is being withheld until formal charges are filed.

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