Mexico Man Arrested For Drugs After Traffic Stop In Audrain County

A Mexico man is in the Audrain County Jail after a traffic stop and short pursuit last (Thursday) night.

According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department a K9 unit tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 400 block of South Clark Street in Mexico.

After a short pursuit 36 year old Joseph Lee Lovell was arrested in the 600 block of Quisenberry Street.

Deputies report a search lead to the discovery of over 30 grams of methamphetamine, psilocybin mushrooms, multiple social security administration cards of other people and 2 loaded firearms, along with $757.00 in cash.

Lovell remains in jail pending the filing of formal charges by the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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