Authorities: Probationer arrested after running stop sign; syringe found in vehicle

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Authorities say a Batesville man ended up behind bars on drug charges after being pulled over for a traffic stop Friday, Dec. 27.

Court info says Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Cydney Baxter stopped a man identified as Bret A. Lanning (pictured), 57, after she observed him run a stop sign on White Drive in Batesville. When Baxter ran Lanning’s name through dispatch, it was discovered he was a probationer and had a search waiver from Arkansas Community Corrections on file, according to the incident report.

While explaining to Lanning that his vehicle was going to be searched, Baxter first asked him if he had anything “illegal” in his vehicle. Lanning then reached beneath his driver’s seat and handed a syringe with a clear liquid inside it to the deputy. The liquid later tested positive for methamphetamine, authorities say.

Lanning was taken into custody and placed on a parole hold. He is facing a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, and three misdemeanor traffic violations.

Image via Independence County Sheriff’s Department

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