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McCord Bend, Mo.- What began as a littering investigation in Stone County turned into drug charges for a man from Clever.
According to court documents, Deputy Dustin Wells was on patrol on McCord Bend Road about 1:30 p.m. yesterday when he allegedly saw Bart James Jett, 33, throw an open container of beer out his window. “At this time I activated my emergency lights trying to stop the vehicle. I noticed the vehicle did not stop immediately and the driver was making affirmative movements as if he was trying to hide something on his person.”
When Wells asked Jett if he had any illegal items in his vehicle or on his person he reached inside a pocket of his cargo pants and handed him a ziplock baggie that contained a green leafy substance that he admitted was marijuana. When Jett was searched, “a couple of pipes” were found in his pocket. One of those field tested positive for methamphetamine; another had marijuana seeds and residue inside it, according to court documents.
During a search of Jett’s vehicle Well’s allegedly found a working meth lab and a plastic container with a marijuana plant that Jett had named “Lucky.”
Jett, who has been charged with possession of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.