A traffic stop Friday night results in the filing of multiple charges against a Bethel man.

According to Marion County Prosecutor David Clayton, 33 year old Joshua Thomas was stopped for speeding on Highway 6 at County Road 307 shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.

A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed marijuana, methamphetamine and two firearms.

Thomas was charged with trafficking of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to Clayton, there were three young children in the car at the time of Thomas’ arrest, and when he receives the full report from the Highway Patrol, Clayton intends to add an additional charge of child endangerment.

Thomas has prior drug related convictions in Adams County, Illinois and Crawford County, Missouri.

Thomas is in the Marion County Jail on $100,000 cash only bond.

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