Suspicious person complaint leads to felony drug arrests

Two Jefferson City men are facing charges regarding meth and other controlled substance charges pertaining to an incident Monday afternoon.

According to a statement from the Jefferson City Police Department, around 5 p.m., Sergeants Jimmy Cardwell and Wesley Beckner, of the Jefferson City Police Department, responded to a suspicious person complaint at Walmart on East Broadway Boulevard. It was reported that a suspicious man was “sanding” on the cart return bin. The officers attempted to speak with the man, but he became uncooperative. Following a brief struggle, the male suspect, later identified as Jerry S. Lawless, 43, of Jefferson City, was taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of over 33 grams of suspected methamphetamine and other drugs.

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