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California woman placed on probation for drug charge

A woman from California, Mo., was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine after a search of her vehicle in March 2012.

According to a Cole County Sheriff's Department probable cause statement, Sarah Moad, 29, was spotted going east in the 7200 block of U.S. 50.

She was among several vehicles that were detected speeding in that area. When she noticed a marked sheriff's patrol vehicle, Moad accelerated, separating herself from the other traffic, officers said.

After she was stopped and the deputy began to talk with her, she became evasive about details of her destination when asked about illegal drugs.

A check of the vehicle by the sheriff's K-9 dog resulted in an alert on the driver's side door, indicating the presence of illegal drugs.

A search of the vehicle and of Moad found one gram of a substance in a small, clear resealable bag in Moad’s right shoe which was determined to be methamphetamine.

Located under the driver's seat were approximately 400 empty bags which were believed to be used for illegal drug distribution.

Moad confirmed to deputies it was methamphetamine and that she paid $100 for the substance.

She said she got the meth from an unidentified subject.

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