A warrant search conducted by law enforcement officials from numerous agencies resulted in a traffic stop and felony drug charges for a Palmyra resident.

A warrant search conducted by law enforcement officials from numerous agencies resulted in a traffic stop and felony drug charges for a Palmyra resident.

Officers performed a warrant search at the residence of Adam Chamberlain, of Palmyra, on Thursday, Feb. 8. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol probable cause statement, a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales, packaging materials and prescriptions pills were allegedly located at the defendant's home at 308 Dingle Ave. Following the search, troopers performed a traffic stop and arrested Chamberlain without incident.

He has been charged with Trafficking of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance, according to Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton. The defendant is alleged to have been in possession of approximately 40 grams of methamphetamine and several hydrocodone pills.

Chamberlain currently faces up to 17 years in the Department of Corrections, 2 years in jail or fines up to $20,000 or a combination.

“It is the goal of my office to enhance his range of punishment because he has been convicted of at least two prior felonies. This would take the range of punishment up to 25 years in prison,” Clayton said, commending area law enforcement agencies for their efforts.

“This was a coordinated effort on behalf of the East Central Drug Task force, The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Palmyra Police Department, and my office,” Clayton said. “The drugs were allegedly recovered upon the execution of a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. His first court date will likely be Feb. 13 in Palmyra.”

Chamberlain is currently housed in the Marion County Jail. The bond is set at $50,000 cash only.