Mexico, Mo., woman arrested after allegedly hiding meth under infant’s blanket during traffic stop

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Avianna Dorsey | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Mexico, Mo., woman is lodged in the Marion County Jail after a traffic stop led to an arrest on multiple charges.

The 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County issued a warrant Friday, March 1, for Avianna T. Dorsey, charging her with trafficking drugs, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and tampering with physical evidence.

The warrant stems from a traffic stop conducted by officers with the Hannibal Police Department on Thursday, Feb. 29 on northbound U.S. 61 near James Road for a lane violation. Dorsey, one of the occupants of the vehicle, exited with a blanket and an infant child in her arms and attempted to walk away from the vehicle but was stopped by officers. 

She had an illegal substance in her purse which was believed to be methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Dorsey tried to conceal additional items from officers under the blanket while giving her infant to someone else. Officers controlled Dorsey and recovered a bag with a large amount of a substance believed to be methamphetamine inside. 

The Children’s Division was contacted, and the infant was allowed to go with other family members. Dorsey was taken to the Marion County Jail. The Bowling Green canine unit assisted. Dorsey’s bond was set at $100,000.

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