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Faulty headlight leads to felony drug charge

In the early morning hours of Monday, June 11, a vehicle was pulled over on Hwy. 167 South near the Allen Chapel intersection in Independence County.

Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy John Marlow, before exercising his given permission to do a quick search of the vehicle, was making sure the driver didn’t have anything illegal on his person when the deputy found a large bag of methamphetamine in the driver’s pocket, according to the official report.

During a conversation, and before being taken into custody, the driver, 26-year-old Alexander Brosius, said he had driven to Little Rock to buy the meth at a “bargain price, $250.”

Deputy Marlow said he had asked permission to search the car when a computer check came back that Brosius was driving on a suspended license. Brosius was taken to jail and placed on a hold for the county’s drug officer.

Possible charges include felony possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license, a misdemeanor.

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