ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – On Friday, November 27th, investigators from the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force seized nearly half a million dollars in methamphetamine from a woman while executing a warrant.

Lisa McLaughlin, 58,  was wanted out of Benton County on stealing and drug related charges. While searching the vehicle, investigators found approximately 380 grams of methamphetamine on McLaughlin.Lisa McLaughlin, 58,

Investigators obtained a warrant for a house located at 2107 S.12th Street where they found an additional 4,450 grams of methamphetamine, or nearly 10 pounds total. The drugs have an approximate street value of $445,000.

Strike Force Investigators are still attempting to identify other potential suspects involved in the case. According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s department, McLaughlin is facing charges of possession with the intent to distribute.

 

 

 

 

 

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