BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. – The Buchanan County Drug Strike Force seized nearly half a million dollors worth of methamphetamine Friday.

When drug arrest Lisa McLaughlin, 58, of St. Joseph was arrested on Benton County allegations of stealing and drug abuse, a search of her vehicle revealed 380 grams of methamphetamine. A Search warrant for a residence on South 12th Street was obtained and an additional 4,450 grams, or nearly ten pounds, of methamphetamine was seized.

McLaughlin is facing a charge of possession with intent to distribute.