Traffic Stop Leads to Weapons and Drugs

A traffic stop in Columbia leads to the arrest of a man for drugs and weapons charges.

According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Oscar S. Ashford of Columbia was stopped around 12:30 this (Friday) morning at I-70 and St. Charles Road for a traffic violation.


Deputies say while searching the car they found a significant amount of marijuana and a handgun.

Ashford is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm.

He was arrested and taken to the Boone County Detention Center.

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