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Wanted Jefferson City man arrested

Wanted Jefferson City man arrested

March 11th, 2018 in Local News

A Jefferson City man was arrested Thursday in Fulton following a traffic stop.

Mathew J. Hoppe, 43, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Boone, Cole and Cooper counties, according to Fulton police.

Additionally, he faces charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, driving while revoked and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

A Fulton police officer conducted a traffic stop at 11:31 p.m. when a vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign at U.S. 54 and Route F. The driver, whom police later identified as Hoppe, attempted to conceal his identity by giving the officer a false name, date of birth and Social Security number, police said.

While working to identify Hoppe, an officer spotted possible narcotics in the vehicle and requested aid from the Callaway County Sheriff Department's K-9 unit. The K-9 unit alerted to the narcotics, police said.

Ultimately, officers uncovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and "items consistent with the sale of narcotics," police added.