Alleged Columbia meth dealer arrested

Timothy Hyde

A Columbia man, who police call a significant meth dealer, is arrested.

Timothy Hyde, 46, is charged with drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm.  He's being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.

According to court records, numerous concerned citizens recently contacted police to report Hyde frequently traveled to Kansas City to buy meth, then returned to Mid-Missouri to sell it.

Police pulled Hyde over last Friday in Columbia.  During that stop, officers found more than a half pound of meth in his car, along with multiple firearms.  A later search of a storage locker turned up additional drugs.

According to court documents, Hyde admitted to police that he purchased about a quarter pound of meth every other day and had done so for the past five months.