An investigation by Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies, Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force agents and Canton Police leads to the arrest of a Canton woman on marijuana possession and distribution charges.

Lewis County Sheriff’s deputies say 22-year-old Daja DeHayward is accused of trying to possess a pound of marijuana.  Deputies say they intercepted the illegal package. DeHayward was arrested after she retrieved a dummy package in Canton Friday night. Deputies say she tried to flee but was apprehended in Canton.

DeHayward is held in the Lewis  County Jail on 25-thousand dollars cash only bond.