Drone-Assisted Sting Nabs Drug Trafficker

In a recent breakthrough, a Sedalia woman has been arrested and charged with second-degree drug trafficking following a meticulously planned drone-assisted operation.

Sedalia Police executed a search warrant on June 7 at a property situated in the 2800 block of Highway TT. In an innovative use of technology, detectives employed a drone to tail a gray GMC pickup truck leaving the premises.

Jessica Brown, the 34-year-old driver of the truck, was subsequently pulled over by Pettis County deputies at the Tiger Eagle Stop on East Broadway Boulevard.

Despite Brown's refusal to permit a search of her truck, a K9 officer was able to detect the presence of narcotics.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered a substantial amount of substance resembling methamphetamine in her purse, some portion of which was neatly packed into individual bags.

Back at the police department, the seized items were inventoried, leading to the identification of around 13.3 grams of a white crystalline substance distributed across five separate baggies, another 25.5 grams in a larger plastic bag, and two glass pipes exhibiting residue consistent with methamphetamine usage.

To authenticate their findings, the suspected methamphetamine has been dispatched to the Highway Patrol's Laboratory for further examination. Detectives also mentioned their plans to secure a search warrant to scrutinize Brown's phone for potential evidence indicating drug distribution.

Following these revelations, Brown was reportedly charged with second-degree drug trafficking and was remanded in custody at the Pettis County Jail in Missouri, with a bond set at $25,000.

Photo from the Pettis County Jail.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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