Man Wearing D.A.R.E. T-Shirt Is, Of Course, Busted On Felony Drug Charge

Meet Tanner Hutcheson.

The 27-year-old Missouri man was arrested yesterday on a felony narcotics charge following an auto accident in Columbia. Hutcheson was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a “DWI accident,” according to cops.

A Columbia Police Department spokesperson declined to identify the controlled substance Hutcheson is alleged to have possessed. He is locked up in lieu of $30,000 bond on the drug charge.

Hutcheson’s rap sheet includes multiple convictions for theft, as well as convictions for burglary, leaving the scene of an accident, and drug possession. In December, Hutcheson was sentenced to five years in prison on a felony controlled substance conviction, but a judge suspended execution of the sentence and instead placed him on five years probation.

Upon being booked Thursday into the Boone County jail, Hutcheson’s “D.A.R.E./Drugs Are Bad!” t-shirt was confiscated along with his other clothing items.