Two people are in jail today after a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon led to a drug bust.
According to a release from Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves, at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, a Sheriff's deputy stopped a 2000 Pontiac passenger car for expired license plates. During the course of the stop, Probable cause was established that there was drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly discovered pipes, hypodermic needles and user amounts of methamphetamine.
The driver, Michael Elston Jr., 26, of Galena was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is set at $7,000.
The passenger, Julie O'Banion, 32 of Webb City, Mo. was also arrested on allegations of possession of methamphetamine, trafficking contraband into a correctional facility and possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $14,500.
Both remain in the Cherokee County Jail at this time.