NEW MADRID COUNTY, Mo. -- (WXIX) -- Four people are behind bars in New Madrid County, Missouri after officers followed the instructions given by a welcome mat in front of the house.
During the afternoon hours of March 1, the New Madrid Police Department wrapped up a months-long investigation by serving a search warrant at a home on Mill Street in New Madrid.
Officers followed the clear instructions posted on the front step of the home: a 'welcome' mat with the words "COME BACK WITH A WARRANT" printed on it - and secured the house to began their search.
During the search, officers located numerous items including suspected methamphetamine, prescription medication, drug paraphernalia including pipes and scales, cash and two firearms.
The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the service of the search warrant.