Monday, 20 May 2024

Missouri officials arrest Clearlake man on drug charges

CLEARLAKE – A Clearlake man was arrested in Missouri on Monday on felony drug charges after being found with drugs wrapped up to look like Christmas presents.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported arresting Matthew S. Bell, 25, in Montgomery County on Dec. 8.


Also arrested was Alexander K. Lojek, 28, of San Francisco.


The agency said in a written statement that a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle traveling along Interstate 70 driven by Lojek.


After Lojek and Bell allegedly gave the officer conflicting information, the officer began searching the vehicle with a K-9.


According to the report, the vehicle search revealed 9 pounds of marijuana, 102 pills of Hydrocodine, 174 pills of Valium and 86 pills of Oxycodine.


The contraband was located in packages wrapped as Christmas presents, the agency reported.


Lojek and Bell were arrested and charged with four counts of felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.


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