Claxton Pleads Guilty To Charge

A Laclede County man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison. Jack Claxton was arrested following a traffic stop in December 2021, when deputies discovered nearly two pounds of methamphetamine, in his vehicle. The street value of the drug that was seized was around $100,000. In addition, law enforcement officials seized $11,000 in cash.

According to the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office, Claxton was on parole for other drug charges at the time of his arrest. He has a lengthy criminal history in Laclede County, including arrests and convictions for stealing, driving while intoxicated and distribution of controlled substances. Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap said at the time of the arrest that this was another arrest in which the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, the Sheriff’s Office and the Lebanon Police Department, pulled together resources to arrest a major player in drugs being distributed in our county. Claxton pleaded guilty on Monday to delivering a controlled substance, and in exchange for the guilty plea, a drug trafficking charge was dropped.