On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at approximately 11:00 PM EST Troopers from Post 15 were conducting a traffic safety check at an approved location on Fairground Street in Columbia.
During the safety check Trooper Chase Willis made contact with a 2002 Buick Regal operated by Justin Carter, age 31 of Columbia.
Trooper Willis observed signs of impairment, performed Standardized field sobriety tests and arrested Mr. Carter for DUI.
While Tpr. Willis was performing sobriety tests, Columbia P.D. Officer Johnny Dial circled the vehicle with his canine Gunner, and informed Trooper Levi Scott that the canine had alerted narcotics in the vehicle.
Tpr. Scott and Officer Dial then searched the vehicle and located a glass jar containing marijuana, methamphetamine and small digital scales.
Trooper Scott then arrested the passenger, James Cary, age 29 of Columbia and charged him with Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine,) Possession of marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both subject were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.