During stop it was found that Dickson was operating on a suspended license. During roadside interview circumstances started to lead Deputy Cross to believe their was illegal narcotics in vehicle. At one point Dickson grabbed a bag from passenger area of car and tried to swallow it. Deputies were able to pull him from the vehicle and keep him from swallowing bag and retrieve it along with a handgun in his possession. The item was a plastic baggie and contained methamphetamine. He was arrested and lodged in Adair County Regional Jail on charges of.
-operating on a suspended license.
- resisting arrest
- tampering with physical evidence . A class d felony
- possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine.
Adair County Sheriffs Office is continuing the investigation. Deputy Justin Cross was assisted by Deputy Chandler Staten and officers with the Columbia Police Department.