Sheriff’s Office recovers more than 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine

Photo courtesy Callaway County Sheriff's Office Lori Williams

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department made a substantial methamphetamine recovery during a traffic stop Sept. 22.

Lori Williams, 50, of Columbia, was pulled over after surpassing "a fully marked K9 patrol vehicle" on Interstate 70, swerving into the next lane and crossing the fog line, according to a news release.

During the traffic stop, one of the K9 units detected narcotics in the vehicle.

Upon searching Williams' vehicle, officers recovered 724 grams of methamphetamine, over 1.5 pounds.

"To put this into perspective, 724 grams of methamphetamine significantly surpasses the average 'user amount' of 0.5 - 1 gram," the news release said.

24 grams of the recovered methamphetamine was found in the center console along with a glass smoking pipe and a digital scale. The pipe and digital scale both had crystal residue.

The release stated officers also found amphetamine/dextroamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in Williams' vehicle.

Williams was then charged with trafficking drugs, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive within right lane of highway with two or more lanes in same direction.

Williams was denied bond by a judge. According to online court records, Williams' initial appearance in court is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.