A Dexter Missouri man was taken into police custody at 9:00 .a.m. on Thursday morning. The arrest was made in Stoddard County. The man arrested was identified as 49 year-old Donald P. Newell. He was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance of methamphetamine. The arrest was made following a traffic stop. He was not wearing a seatbelt He was driving without insurance and his vehicle registration was expired. He was transported to the Stoddard County Jail where he is currently being held.