During a sobriety checkpoint operated Friday evening, Sept. 7, in Independence County, a 42-year-old man was arrested for possession of a narcotic, namely methamphetamine.
The checkpoint was assisted by the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile unit from Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy.
When the 42-year-old, Alexander G. Kennard, was stopped, authorities noted he could not produce a driver’s license. It was suspended. A cigarette pack he was carrying contained a white, to nearly off-white to nearly clear rock and crystal-like substance. It tested positive as methamphetamine.
Kennard was taken into custody and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. and driving on a suspended license. Having previously been convicted of two or more felonies, Kennard will also be charged under the Habitual Offender Law.
His bond was set at $5,000.
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