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Audrain County traffic stop leads to drugs, weapons arrest

Carl Nevills, 40, of Vandalia
Audrain County Sheriff's Office
Carl Nevills, 40, of Vandalia, was arrested Thursday for drugs and weapons charges after a traffic stop.


One man faces drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop in Audrain County.

Carl Nevills, 40, of Vandalia was stopped by Audrain County Sheriff's Deputies just before 5 p.m. Thursday along East Liberty Street in Mexico, Missouri.

According to deputies, Nevills was being deceptive and denied a request for a vehicle search. Deputies then deployed a K-9 unit which indicated there were drugs in the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, authorities found methamphetamine, two handguns, and items used to distribute methamphetamine.

Nevills was arrested and taken to the Audrain County Jail on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm and felony driving while revoked.

He was released on court order Friday with conditions set by the court.

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