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Three People Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop By Centralia Police

June 26, 2017

Three people were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop by Centralia Police Saturday night.

54-year-old Michael Lawson of North Locust Street in Centralia remains in custody for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing justice and for failure to appear on another felony drug arrest that occurred following execution of a search warrant on his home earlier this year.

23-year-old Dylan Jennings of Nicholson Creek Road in Iuka posted bond and was released from the Marion County Jail for possession of methamphetamine.

A 40-year-old rural Kell woman, Rebecca Shoemaker of County Farm Road, was given a notice to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Centralia Police say Jennings was driving the vehicle when it was stopped at 4th and Chestnut. Lawson was a backseat passenger who police knew was wanted on the outstanding warrant. As police were getting Lawson out of the car, $30 in cash and a black package scattered onto the ground. Police later confirmed the package contained K2 synthetic cannabis.

Police say canine Bert then alerted on the vehicle. A search of Jennings, allegedly turned up three baggie corners that contained what field tested as methamphetamine. The investigation determined Jennings had given Lawson a ride to a home where he had allegedly purchased the three baggie corners of meth for Jennings for $90. Jennings was in the process of giving Lawson a ride back home when the traffic stop occurred.

Police indicate Shoemaker had come with Jennings to Centralia to locate meth. She was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after she was found in possession of a box that contained electronic scales she said Lawson had given her to hold.

Lawson had been arrested in April after a search warrant was executed on his home that resulted in charges of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of five to 15 grams of meth. He was free on $5,000 cash bond on those charges when he failed to appear in court earlier this month and the failure to appear warrant was issued.

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