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TRAFFIC STOP/FOOT PURSUIT LEADS TO DRUG ARREST-

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (8-19-19 2:15pm)

On August 18th, 2019 4:24PM while on patrol in the area of US 41 near CR 600 South (2 miles south of Morocco)  Sergeant Wilson conducted a traffic stop on a tan SUV for a moving violation. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the odor of marijuana was detected coming from the interior. Sergeant Wilson identified the driver of the vehicle as 44 year old Dennis L. Walker of Chicago, Illinois. Walker was asked to step from the vehicle. While speaking with Sergeant Wilson outside of the vehicle, Walker fled on foot southbound on US 41 while throwing unknown objects from his pant pockets. After a brief foot pursuit Walker was taken into custody. Approximately 67grams of suspected MDMA/Ecstasy were recovered in multiple packages. Walker was placed under arrest and transported to the Newton County Jail where he booked on probable cause on the following:

-Dealing in Schedule I Controlled Substance (Level 2 Felony)

-Possession of a Controlled Substance (A Misd.)

-Obstruction of Justice (Level 6 Felony)

-Resisting Law Enforcement (A Misd.)

ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNLESS/UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW

Assisting Agency: Benton County Sheriff’s Department

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