Man suspected of drug trafficking arrested in Lebanon after crashing stolen vehicle

Cody McGuire, 27, was arrested Wednesday on multiple felony charges.
Cody McGuire, 27, was arrested Wednesday on multiple felony charges.(Lebanon Police Department)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 4:32 PM CST
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LEBANON, Mo. (KY3) - A man suspected of drug trafficking faces criminal charges after crashing a stolen vehicle when trying to drive away from officers.

Cody McGuire, 27, was arrested Wednesday and formally charged Thursday.

Officers responded to the 600 block of N. Jefferson Avenue after a report to check out a 2017 GMC truck in the area. Police attempted to search the vehicle, which traveled north onto Clark Street at a high rate of speed and crashed into an occupied vehicle near the 1200 block of Clark Street.

Police recovered a firearm that was reported stolen out of Springfield, Missouri and approximately 100 grams of methamphetamine after searching the vehicle.

McGuire was charged with multiple felonies, including first-degree drug trafficking, resisting arrest by fleeing, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held at the Laclede County Jail with a $250,000 cash or surety bond.

McGuire is presumed innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.

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