A South Dakota man is in custody after a traffic stop on U.S. 36 led to the seizure of drugs and an explosive device.
According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 36 for a traffic violation. Deputy Chris Mueller then arrived with K-9 Zaki and walked around the vehicle, with Zaki alerting to the presence of drugs. Further investigation led to the seizure of alleged methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and a prohibited explosive device. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad assisted by rendering the explosive device safe.
LCSO staff arrested 57-year-old Michael Timothy Voldness of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Voldness has been charged in Livingston County Associate Circuit Court for alleged class D Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Voldness remains incarcerated in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Bond is set at $15,000 cash.
The LCSO is continuing the investigation with the N.I.T.R.O. Federal Task Force for consideration of Federal Charges with the explosive weapon considering the alleged history of the suspect.