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02/09/2015

DEPUTY MAKES DRUG ARREST DURING TRAFFIC STOP

Robert Gene Bennett

 

     The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 48 year old ROBERT GENE BENNETT of rural Mountain Home on several drug charges after he was stopped by Sheriff’s Deputy Rockie Morrell early Sunday morning for having a fictitious license displayed on the vehicle he was driving.

     Deputy Morrell pulled ROBERT BENNETT over at approximately 12:33 AM in the area of Rossi Road near Mountain Home.  Bennett was asked to produce a driver license, but he told the deputy he did not have a license.  A subsequent computer check indicated BENNETT’s driver license was suspended, and he was then placed under arrest.  During a search of the vehicle, Deputy Morrell found drugs and drug paraphernalia, including approximately 1.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, approximately 1.1 grams of suspected marijuana, and smoking pipes. 

     ROBERT GENE BENNETT was transported to the Detention Center and incarcerated on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana) – Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Driving While License Suspended – Misdemeanor
Fictitious Vehicle License – Misdemeanor

     BENNETT was released Sunday afternoon after posting bond in the amount of $15,000.  He is scheduled to appear in the Circuit Court to answer on February 12th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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