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Christopher John Jenkins


     A rural Gassville man, 41 year old CHRISTOPHER JOHN JENKINS, was arrested on drug charges Sunday afternoon, May 27th, after being pulled over in the Henderson Park Campground for a traffic violation.

     Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Gates observed a blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck that was being driven in an erratic manner.  He initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, CHRISTOPHER JENKINS.

     JENKINS was unable to produce a driver license or documentation on the vehicle, and the deputy smelled an odor of burned marijuana when speaking with JENKINS.  A search of JENKINS uncovered approximately 1.7 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 13.8 grams of marijuana in his pockets.  A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered various articles of drug paraphernalia, including smoking pipes, bongs, straws, and portions of marijuana cigarettes. 

     CHRISTOPHER JENKINS was arrested and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was incarcerated on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana) – Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Probation Violation – Felony

     He also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear in court. JENKINS has a bond of $5,000 on the new charges and will appear in Circuit Court to answer on June 21st. JENKINS has been booked into the Baxter County Detention Center a total of 10 times since 2013.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff