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Armed mom driving kids busted for drug trafficking

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Heather M. Reed is being held in the Pettis County Jail on a $250,000 cash bond. She is facing 16 charges including first-degree drug trafficking, three counts of first-degree child endangerment and two firearms charges. Heather M. Reed is being held in the Pettis County Jail on a $250,000 cash bond. She is facing 16 charges including first-degree drug trafficking, three counts of first-degree child endangerment and two firearms charges.
SEDALIA, MO (KCTV) -

A 33-year-old mother is facing some serious allegations of trafficking meth while she was driving three children near two schools in Sedalia.

Heather M. Reed is being held in the Pettis County Jail on a $250,000 cash bond. She is facing 16 charges including first-degree drug trafficking, three counts of first-degree child endangerment and two firearms charges. Most of the 16 charges are related to drug possession.

Reed was arrested about 3 p.m. on Aug. 20 after she was stopped for a hazardous moving violation. Inside Reed's vehicle were her 10- and 5-year-old children as well as an 8-year-old relative, according to the Sedalia Police Department.

Reed was driving with a revoked Missouri driver's license, police said. Reed allegedly told officers that she had drugs inside the vehicle.

"A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, drug packaging supplies, 9mm ammunition and a switch-blade knife," according to a news release from the Sedalia Police Department. "The quantity of marijuana recovered from the vehicle was consistent with one who distributes the drug and was far beyond the typical amount the average marijuana user would possess."

A cash-lock box was found in the vehicle. After forcing open the box, officers said they found a significant amount of meth, controlled prescription medications, drug packaging materials, drug paraphernalia and a 9mm pistol.

The amount of meth was consistent with that possessed by a drug trafficker, Sedalia police said.

The traffic stop was about 1,200 feet from Smith Cotton Junior High School and about 1,600 feet from the Sacred Heart School.

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