The Callaway County Sheriff's Office had a busy weekend, according to Sheriff Clay Chism.
From Friday to Sunday, deputies arrested seven people on drug-related charges.
"Callaway County deputies continue work with other law enforcement agencies and community partners to curb drug abuse throughout the county, which so many times lead to other offenses such as burglary and stealing," he said.
On Dec. 1 at 9:12 p.m., a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was patrolling the Auxvasse area. The deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 54 and Route E/B near Auxvasse.
During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy came into contact with Justin Mitchell, 28, of Mexico. The Callaway County Sheriff's Office K9 unit also responded, aiding in the discovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Mitchell was arrested for possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Callaway County Jail and was later released pending court appearance.
At 10:19 p.m. the same day, the Callaway County Sheriff's Office K9 unit was patrolling the Kingdom City area.
The K9 unit conducted a traffic stop and subsequently contacted multiple subjects identified as Patricia Cannella, 54, of Fulton; Scott Grant, 35, of Kingdom City; Darren Yancey, 29, of Kingdom City; and Ridge Clevenger, 21, of Columbia.
After an investigation, all four subjects were arrested for drug-related offenses. Cannella was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and remained in custody at the Callaway County Jail pending a court set bond of $5,000.
Grant, Yancey and Clevenger were arrested for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, transported to the Callaway County Jail and released pending court appearance.
On Dec. 2 at 10:24 a.m., a Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy was patrolling the New Bloomfield area. The deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road 371 and County Road 372.
During the traffic stop, the deputy came into contact with Levi Polacek, 21, of New Bloomfield. Polacek was arrested for possession of marijuana. He was transported to the Callaway County Jail and later released pending court appearance.
On Sunday, deputies arrested a wanted Williamsburg man following an investigation.
At 5:17 p.m., deputies followed information that Stacy Moore, 46, was residing in the 3000 block of County Road 144 near Williamsburg. Moore was wanted on a felony criminal non-support warrant from Lincoln County, said Sheriff Clay Chism, of the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies searched the residence and found Moore. After taking him into custody, deputies discovered he was in possession of suspected methamphetamine, Chism said.
Moore was taken to the Callaway County Jail and booked for felony possession of a controlled substance, in addition to the warrant.
His bond was set at $5,000; upon posting it, Moore was released pending court appearance.
In a non-drug-related incident, a Fulton man was arrested Dec. 1 following a disturbance, said Lt. Curtis Hall of the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.
At 4:47 p.m., residents reported a a disturbance involving multiple subjects and firearms in the 5000 block of County Road 204 outside Fulton. Deputies arrived minutes later and spoke with individuals on the scene, Hall said.
While investigating, deputies determined Thomas Schneider, 39, had discharged a firearm during the disturbance. Hall said Scheider has past felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Scheider was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and transported to the Callaway County Jail. He posted a $4,500 bond and was released pending court appearance.
Residents can report drug-related activity to Crimestoppers at 573-592-2474 or at callawaysheriff.org.