Jefferson City man arrested in Ashland for drug possession

Edward Bailey II

A Jefferson City man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop in Boone County.

The Ashland Police Department reports an officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Wednesday when he stopped a vehicle driven by Edward Bailey II.  During the stop, the officer developed probable cause to search Bailey’s vehicle.

During the search, the officer uncovered bags of marijuana packaged for sale, a powdery substance which field tested positive for opiates, and a loaded pistol in Bailey’s waistband.

Bailey was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, delivery of marijuana, and unlawful use of a weapon.