Colorado Man Arrested in Macks Creek and Charged with Drug Trafficking
Camdenton, MO, 08-01-22 - At approximately 9:45, Saturday evening, 07-31-22, a Camden County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop in Macks Creek on a vehicle with an expired out of state temporary license plate. The vehicle was emitting a strong odor of marijuana and the deputy advised the driver he was going to conduct a probable cause search. The driver, later identified as Kenneth A Lamoreaux, 45, of Greeley, Colorado told the deputy he would find a significant amount of marijuana in the vehicle.
During the search, the deputy found several large black trash bags full of individually packaged baggies of what he suspected to be marijuana. The deputy recovered bags from the cargo compartment of the vehicle, and from where the spare tire would normally be stored. The deputy also recovered a firearm during the search.
The deputy later evaluated the suspected marijuana using a chemical testing process. The material tested positive as marijuana. The total weight of marijuana seized during the traffic stop was more than 130 pounds.
Lamoreaux was booked into the Camden County Adult Detention Facility and charged with the Class B Felony of 1st Degree Drug Trafficking, the Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, the Class D Felony of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, the Class A Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and the Class D Misdemeanor of Operating a Motor Vehicle of Another Without Insurance. Lamoreaux is being held without bond.
A reminder that these charges are merely allegations of wrongdoing. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.