Three Arrested On Drugs And Weapons Charges

Three people were arrested after the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office uncovered drugs while searching for a fugitive in the 1100 block of North Washington in Mexico yesterday. [Wednesday]

A search of the residence uncovered 25 marijuana plants that ranged from 1 foot to 6 feet tall, methamphetamine, Psilocybin mushrooms and a stolen firearm.

Deputies arrested 32 year old Justin Charles Beal, 37 year old Michael David Halling and 49 year old Jana Lynn Kopenski, all of Mexico.

They are charged with numerous offenses including manufacture of a controlled substance within 2000 feet of a school, possession of a controlled substance and hindering prosecution.

Beal was also taken into custody on multiple Audrain and Callaway County warrants, and possession of illegal weapons, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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