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Driver charged during traffic stop

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Around 10:45 p.m. Friday, a Brazil was arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop just south of the Knight and Leavitt streets intersection by the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Leon Batchelor, 47, was pulled over by Reserve Deputy Chris Robinson after a check of the vehicle's license plate came back registered to another vehicle.

During questioning, Robinson discovered that Batchelor was driving with an expired driver's license, had no proof of financial responsibility and provided officers with a false or fictitious registration for the vehicle.

Batchelor consented to the officer's request to search the vehicle. Robinson, assisted by Reserve Deputy Homer Knopp, discovered two substances which tested positive for Methamphetamine and Marijuana.

Michael Leon Batchelor was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony, and Possession of Marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, and taken to Clay County Jail with bail set at $7,000 with 10 percent.

If convicted of the charges, Batchelor faces up to 4 years in prison and/or a fine not more than $15,000.

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