Concordia Police make drug related arrests

Monday, June 3, 2019

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at approximately 1:11 p.m., officers from the Concordia Police Department conducted a drug investigation at an apartment located in the 900 block of S. Magdalena in Concordia.
During the investigation, officers found a psilocybin mushroom grow. At that time Austin Hemme, 25, of Concordia, was taken into custody on a 24-hour investigative hold for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The Lafayette County Prosecutorís Office filed formal charges against Hemme and a warrant was issued for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute with a $7,500 cash or surety bond.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at approximately 5:24 p.m., officers from the Concordia Police Department executed a narcotics related search warrant in the 1100 block of S. Orange St. in Concordia. While approaching the residence a male exited the residence, got into a black 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo, and fled the scene. Officers tried to stop the vehicle that failed to yield.
The driver of the vehicle led officers on a high-speed pursuit north of Concordia along Highway 23. The vehicle later struck a patrol vehicle, causing it to become inoperable.
The driver of the vehicle, Jason G. Thomas, 39, of Concordia, was taken into custody near Blackburn. The Lafayette County Prosecutorís Office filed formal charges against Thomas and a warrant was issued for possession of a controlled substance, assault 1st degree or attempt-serious physical injury to a special victim, and resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing, creating a substantial risk or serious injury/death to any person with a $75,000.00 cash or surety.

NOTE: All subject(s) taken into custody are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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