Jefferson City man jailed on narcotics charges

TIPTON, Mo. -- A Jefferson City man was arrested Sunday for allegedly possessing methamphetamine.

According to a Moniteau County Sheriff's Office news release, Nathan A. Ward, 46, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance (methamphetamine) after speeding off from a deputy. He is being held at the Moniteau County Jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

While conducting a patrol on Route H, a deputy attempted to stop Ward for allegedly driving without proper registration, the release said. He instead attempted to elude the deputy by speeding off and turning onto a side road. The deputy lost sight of Ward's vehicle momentarily, and stopped it on U.S. 50 in Tipton.

The deputy noticed Ward, the driver, was nervous and provided conflicting information. Ward declined a consensual search of the vehicle. According to the release, Morgan County Sheriff's Office later arrived at the scene with K-9 Pelki, who gave a positive alert for narcotics in the vehicle. Upon search, deputies said, they found methamphetamine inside the vehicle and subsequently transported Ward to the Moniteau County Jail.