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John Leroy Lewis



      A rural Mountain Home man, 48 year old JOHN LEROY LEWIS, was arrested on drug charges after being pulled over Tuesday evening by Sheriff’s Deputy Rockie Morell for a traffic complaint.

     Deputy Morrell was patrolling on State Highway 5 South of Mountain Home and pulled over a 1999 GMC pickup truck on a reckless driving complaint that had been called in to the Sheriff’s Office around 9:00 PM.

     The driver of the vehicle was JOHN LEROY LEWIS.  He was found to have a suspended driver license.  During the initial inquiry, JOHN LEWIS became disorderly, hostile, and began yelling at officers.  JOHN LEWIS was taken into custody.  During a search of his clothing and person, deputies found two syringes, one of which contained a clear liquid substance suspected to be methamphetamine.  Deputies also found approximately 0.3 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine in a small plastic bag in LEWIS’ pocket.

     JOHN LEROY LEWIS was subsequently transported to the Detention Center and booked on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Driving While License Suspended – Misdemeanor
Disorderly Conduct – Misdemeanor

     He will appear in the Circuit Court on January 22nd to answer, and is currently being held in custody in lieu of $10,000 bond.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff