At 1:14 this morning (Dec. 17), the Sedalia Police STING unit and other officers served a search warrant at 1616 East 4th St. Upon arrival officers, entered the residence and secured one subject. A search of the residence revealed methamphetamine, digital scales, drug packaging supplies and drug paraphernalia. Officers also seized a firearm from the residence.

Arrested at the scene was 52-year-old Mark Pate of the residence. Pate was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending state charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The police report states there is another subject determined to live in the residence who was not home but is believed to be the owner of some of the drug items. The subject is currently being sought by the police.