On Friday at 2:09 a.m., Sedalia Police conducted a vehicle stop for a traffic violation at 12th and Marvin.

Investigation revealed that the driver, 45-year-old Douglas Ward Hampton, Jr., of northeast Pettis County, was in possession of items associated with illegal drug activity on his person.

And following a probable cause search of the vehicle, firearms were located and it was determined that Hampton was prohibited by law to possess them.

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Hampton was then placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges by the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

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