UPDATE(03/05/2018) 9:18 p.m.  This story has been updated to reflect new developments in the case. 18-year-old Cody Pearson is not the suspect in the case. Pearson had his identity stolen.

The suspect used Pearson’s identification when the suspect was arrested and charged for drug possession and paraphernalia.

We will continue to update this story as we gather more information about the actual suspect. 

HENRY COUNTY, Mo. — A Warrensburg man was detained for alleged drug possession Saturday afternoon.

According to a news release from Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom, 18-year-old Coby Pearson was arrested in Henry County at approximately 1:22 p.m. Saturday.

Pearson was allegedly found with drug paraphernalia and was taken to the Henry County Jail, where drugs were found on his person.

He now faces preliminary charges for possession of a controlled substance in a jail as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pearson is was placed on a investigative hold at the Henry County Jail and later released. Formal charges are currently pending.