Two arrested after traffic stop on Highway 77

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Southeast Missourian

BENTON, Mo -- A traffic stop on Highway 77 near Benton Thursday night resulted in two arrests and the recovery of a controlled substance from the vehicle, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. Dawonn Taylor, 26, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on an existing Scott County drug sales warrant. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana as a result of a search following the traffic stop, according to Walter. A woman with Taylor, also from Cape Girardeau, was arrested for having marijuana on her person when she admitted to having marijuana on her person and was transported to the Scott County Jail, where she was booked and released on a summons, pending the filing of formal charges by the prosecuting attorney. Walter said the original warrant on Taylor was the result of an undercover operation in August, when Taylor allegedly sold crack cocaine to a Scott County undercover agent.

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