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2 arrested after traffic stop reveals over 17 grams of meth

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David Baty (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office) David Baty (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A traffic stop in Hoxie lands a man behind bars for possession of a controlled substance.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on January 11 around one in the afternoon when he observed the driver was acting nervous.  A K-9 Officer asked 45-year-old David Baty of Walnut Ridge if he possessed anything illegal. He replied no, but admitted to being on probation.

Officers searched Baty and found a case in an inside jacket pocket. He then admitted to police it was drugs.

The deputy recovered about 5 baggies that contained a little over 17 grams of meth ice and about $560 in cash.

Both David Baty and his passenger Brandy Roberson were arrested and transported to the Lawrence County Jail.

They now face charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.

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