A Holts Summit woman was arrested Monday in Moniteau County for illegal drug possession.
Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person on Flag Springs Road, just west of California, according to Moniteau County Sheriff's Department reports.
When the deputies arrived, they saw Jacquelyn Thomasson, 32, walking in the ditch near the creek then jumping into her vehicle and starting to leave the area.
Deputies stopped Thomasson, who they said gave conflicting statements on why she was in the area. She denied consent to search the vehicle, and deputies called for a K-9 unit to respond. K-9 Mizzou conducted an exterior sniff of the vehicle and gave a positive alert for drugs.
Deputies then searched the vehicle and located methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia.