SALINE COUNTY, Mo. – Two men from Maryland were taken into custody in Saline County Friday afternoon.

A online report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says Robert C. Sproles, 37, of Upper Marlboro and Nigel T. Thomas, 32, of Gaithersburg, are suspected of first degree drug trafficking.

The arrests took place just before 6:00 p.m. and both were placed on a 24 hour investigative hold.