Fulton Woman and Montgomery City Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

The following press release was sent out by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

On December 1, 2023, at approximately 8:23pm, Callaway County deputies conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on State Road Z near Fulton. During the traffic stop, deputies requested assistance from the Fulton Police Department K9. FPD K9 Bo was deployed around the vehicle, and probable cause was established to search the vehicle.

During the search, deputies recovered 4.8 grams (4800 milligrams) of Fentanyl and numerous drug paraphernalia. The MUSTANG Drug Task Force also assisted with this investigation.

According to online resources, 2 milligrams or more of Fentanyl, similar to 5-7 grains of salt, is considered a lethal dose. Thus, the amount of Fentanyl seized was enough for 2400 lethal doses.

Deputies arrested Matthew Newcom, 43, of Fulton and Tedra Mason, 50, of Fulton.

Both Newcom and Mason were released to the Callaway County Jail.

On December 2, 2023 charges were formally filed and a Judge ordered both to be held without bond for charges of Trafficking 1st (over the Statutory Amount), Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia.

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