Sedalia Police Arrest Alleged Drug Trafficking Suspect
On Monday, June 28, at approximately 7:21 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle in the 3400 block of W. Broadway Blvd. for a registration violation.
At the time of the stop, the driver fled from the vehicle on foot, into the parking lot of Motel 6, 3402 W. Broadway Blvd. The male suspect was taken into custody a short distance away without incident.
K9 Charlie was deployed around the suspect vehicle and alerted to the presence of illegal drugs. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a substantial amount of methamphetamine.
The male suspect, Eric Janes – 36 years old, was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.
Further investigation revealed Janes was staying in a room at 4710 South Limit Avenue (Budget Inn) in Pettis County and a search warrant was gained for the room. Members of the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, Sedalia Police Department, and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force served the warrant and found illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia.
State charges of 2nd degree drug trafficking, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended are being sought for Eric Janes, according to SPD Chief Matthew Wirt.