Columbia man arrested on drug-related charges after car crash

Friday, December 9, 2011 | 7:52 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of drugs, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

At 10:40 p.m. Thursday, a deputy responded to a vehicle crash on Prathersville Road. No one was injured and both cars received only minor damage.

DeShannon Turner, 30, one of the drivers, appeared impaired. The deputy arrested him on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs.

The deputy searched Turner and found a vial containing phencyclidine, or PCP, and some cash. Turner was taken to Boone County Jail.

A second search at the jail revealed another vial of PCP as well as powder and crack cocaine.

Turner is being held at the jail on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, second-degree drug trafficking, delivery of a controlled substance into a correctional facility and driving while intoxicated.

Bond has been set for three of his charges at $9,500. The bond for the fourth charge remains to be set.

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