Adair man arrested on drug charges


Monday, July 27, 2020

While on general patrol on the night of Sunday, July 26, a Columbia Police Officer came upon a vehicle sitting at the stop sign of Miller Avenue at the intersection of Jamestown Street.

The officer was behind vehicle for approximately four minutes with the operator not proceeding to turn despite no oncoming traffic.

Once the officer initiated his lights to stop and do a welfare check, the operator suddenly pulled onto Jamestown Street before pulling off of the roadway for the officer.

After contact was made with operator, the male subject was asked to step out of the vehicle, to which he complied and initially gave consent to search the vehicle.

However, the subject kept putting his hands in his pockets despite verbal commands to stop. It was at this time the subject was handcuffed for safety, and a small bag of suspected methamphetamine was found in the subject’s pants pocket.

After this was found, the male subject rescinded his consent to search the vehicle.

It was at this time that the Adair County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit Nitro was utilized and in turn, alerted on the car where another small bag of suspected methamphetamine was located on the driver’s side.

John Thomas Giles, 50, of Columbia was taken into custody and charged with resisting arresting, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, the latter a class D felony.

Officer Trevor Foster was the arresting officer and was assisted on scene by Officer Jamie Cole and Adair County Sheriff Deputy Josh Durbin.

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