Mexico Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

A traffic stop in Mexico led to the arrest of a Centralia woman wanted on a drug warrant.

According to The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, deputies stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of South Morris Street for a traffic violation. During the course of the investigation, 23 year old Shayla Cates was identified as the passenger.


Cates was wanted for a failure to appear on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance.

When Cates was arrested she was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine, heroin, clonazepam and marijuana.

She was taken to the Audrain County Jail.

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