PETTIS COUNTY, Mo.- A Higginsville man is now facing felony drug charges following his arrest in Pettis County this morning by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

According to the filed arrest report, Blake Benton, 23, was taken into custody at approximately 9:56 a.m., on one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. The drug or the amount allegedly in Benton’s possession was not disclosed in the arrest report.

Benton was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour investigative hold pending formal charges.