On Saturday, Pettis County Sheriff's deputies received an anonymous tip of illegal drug use at 4390 Vernon Road in Pettis County.

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Upon arrival, deputies could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence. Upon speaking with the homeowners, deputies were granted a consent to search of the home. The homeowners were Identified as Jeremy James Beaman and Karen Thomas. During a search of the home, deputies located marijuana, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

Beaman was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia and Methamphetamine. He was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges.

If you have any information regarding illegal drug activities, call the anonymous Tips hotline at (660) 827-TIPS (8477) or the Pettis County Sheriff's Office or the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force at (660) 827-0052.