BPD: Newport man charged after being found with drugs — including over 100 ecstasy pills in his sock


A Newport man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court after he was found by police with marijuana in his backpack and ecstasy pills in his sock.

On July 24, officers with the Batesville Police Department were dispatched to the Ramada Inn in Batesville due to reports of three “disruptive” men, according to the affidavit of probable cause for arrest. By the time authorities arrived, the three had walked from the motel toward the convenience store, Hawg’s Exxon, not far from the Ramada.

That’s where Batesville Police officers Rick King and Jordan Akins found the trio, along with a backpack near the gas pumps. In the affidavit, King noted the smell of marijuana could be detected coming from the backpack.

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After the owner of the backpack, identified as Logan Marshall (pictured), 20, of Newport, gave permission for the officers to search it, King and Akins noted they found four vape pen cartridges with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) listed on the labeling. Also in the backpack, the officers found 12 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag along with digital scales, according to the affidavit.

After being taken to the Independence County Detention Facility, a more thorough search of Marshall yielded the discovery of 109 multicolored pills in one of his socks. Marshall admitted to authorities the pills were ecstasy also known as MDMA, according to the affidavit.

Marshall is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, two charges of possession of a controlled substance with a purpose to deliver, and furnishing prohibited articles into a jail.

Marshall’s bond was set at $40,000.

Image via Independence County Sheriff’s Department

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