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Drug Arrest

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  Submitted by Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey

  On the evening of December 20, 2018, a Texas County deputy responded to residence on Highway AW near Plato for a possible drug overdose. A male subject later identified as George M. Fletcher, age 65 of Plato was found to be under the influence of drugs. The responding deputy observed drug paraphernalia, a substance believed to be methamphetamine, marijuana and handguns in the immediate vicinity of Fletcher. Fletcher admitted to using controlled substances. Fletcher was arrested and transported to the Texas County Jail.   
  Texas County Prosecuting Attorney Parke Stevens charged Fletcher with possession of controlled substances and unlawful use/possession of a weapon. Fletcher was held in the Texas County Jail pending bond of $250,000.     
  The above charges are mere accusations are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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