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