Safety Saturation nets arrest of Batesville man on two drug-related charges

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During a March 30 Safety Saturation sweep being conducted by the Independence County Sheriff’s Department’s Community Action Team (CAT), an arrest was made on two drug-related charges.

Investigator Chris Toland and Chief Deputy Aaron Moody were traveling north on U.S. Highway 167 near the intersection of Section Lane when they observed a Chevrolet Tahoe cross the yellow line marker on the highway three times. They initiated a traffic stop.

After an investigation, a search of the driver found he was in possession of an amount of marijuana and meth. Randal Lee Hopper, 38, was taken into custody and charged with: felony possession of a controlled substance, 3.8 grams of meth, and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, 2.1 grams of marijuana.

Hopper’s bond was set at $5,000.

For more on this weekend’s CAT sweep, click here and here.

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