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Drugs, Cash and Gun Found During Traffic Stop


Drugs, cash and a gun are seized after a traffic stop in Parsons.


Early this morning, a Parsons Police officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Crawford due to a traffic infraction. During the stop, a Parsons K9 alerted on the vehicle leading to a search. Methamphetamine, along with prescription pills, including Oxycodone and Xanax were found during the search. Additionally, officers discovered a black handgun, and located items related to the distribution and sale of narcotics and seized close to $6,000.


44-year-old William Earl Troester was taken into custody in connection with the illegal narcotics and firearm. The Parsons Police Department is seeking charges of possession of a Controlled substance, a depressant, a stimulant and drug paraphernalia, distribution of stimulants, depressants and controlled substances, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm and a traffic violation.

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