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Friday the 13th stop unlucky for Locust Grove man

UPDATE, July 18, 2018: 42-year-old David Lee Bunn Junior has since been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with the violation of two drug laws, both felonies.

Bunn is in jail and has been placed on a $10,000 bond.

A Locust Grove man was placed on a hold for the narcotics division of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department after his vehicle was recently stopped on Harrison Street in Batesville.  Two things brought on the hold: being in possession of methamphetamine and two used hypodermic syringes found in the vehicle and driving on a suspended license.

David Lee Bunn, 42, was driving a Ford Explorer Sport Trac west on Harrison with a temporary tag that was not securely fastened and was blowing in the wind as the vehicle traveled down the roadway, thus making the tag non-readable, according to authorities.

A computer check on the driver confirmed what he had told Officer Jordan Turner: he was driving on a suspended license.   Drugs and paraphernalia were found in zipper-style containers lying on the driver’s side of the Explorer’s front floorboard.

Three females in the vehicle were released and advised that the temporary tag was also expiring on the date of this stop — Friday the 13th.

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