By Marlana Smith
A planned traffic stop led to the arrest of a Clarence resident.
Shelbina City Marshal Jerry Fenton told the Herald on Monday, June 15, that on Friday, June 12 at approximately 9 p.m. at Dollar General in Shelbina, a combined operation with the Northeast Missouri Drug Task Force culminated in the arrest of Donald R. Williams, 46, of Clarence.
Williams was taken into custody for attempting to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia (precursors methamphetamines).
Also detained was Heither Williams, 42, of Clarence. H. Williams was released with charges pending.
Agencies also conducted a consent search of a residence on Shelby County Rd. 416.
“Our partnership and cooperation with the Northeast Missouri Drug Task Force and other agencies is crucial in detecting, investigating and solving crime,” said Fenton.
Other agencies assisting were the Clarence Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.