Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, December 30 2015 Dec 30, 2015 Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:47:00 PM CST December 30, 2015 in News
By: Alex Dostaler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Police arrested two Columbia residents Wednesday on 11 charges total including potential weapon and drug charges. 

The Columbia Police Department stopped 30-year-old Troy Lewis near Providence and Green Meadows Road early Wednesday morning. Police said they found marijuana, meth, firearms, a scale, and other drug-related items in the car. 

Police were able to get a warrant to search Lewis's home. At his home, police said they spoke with resident Andrea K. Middleton, 23, and a 4-year-old child.

While searching his home, CPD officers found five stolen guns, marijuana, a baggie of meth in Middleton's purse, an electronic scale, empty baggies, and other drug-related items.

Officers also said they learned two children, ages nine and four, lived at the home where drug-related items and a gun were within their reach. 

CPD arrested Middleton after the search Wednesday afternoon on two different possible charges including child endangerment and drug-related offenses. Lewis is a previously convicted felon. He was arrested on nine possible charges including drug-and-weapon-related offenses and child endangerment. 

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