Hoxie man arrested on meth charges | Crime
A Hoxie man, whose sentence for a previous drug offense was suspended, is back behind bars.
Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrested Aaron Allen, 33, Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.
According to an email from Sheriff Jody Dotson, deputies and Hoxie police were conducting a sobriety/seat belt checkpoint when Allen pulled up.
Allen reportedly told officers his license was suspended. When they ran a check to confirm his claim, Dotson said deputies learned that Allen was on suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) for a prior drug offense.
Officers then asked if they could look inside his vehicle and Allen reportedly consented.
Dotson said the search turned up meth and a set of digital scales.
Investigators then asked Allen if he had anything illegal at his home at which time Dotson said Allen consented to a search there.
At the residence officers found more meth and digital scales, as well as syringes and other items used to smoke meth, Dotson said. Officers also reportedly found prescription drugs that did not belong to Allen.
Officers placed Allen under arrest and transported him to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.
Dotson said the prosecutor’s office is expected to file to revoke Allen’s SIS sentence from Circuit Court.