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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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Anthony Fark
A Brazil man was formally charged by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office Tuesday with various drug related charges stemming from a traffic stop Sunday.

Anthony R. Fark, 39, was charged with alleged possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, operating a vehicle with blood alcohol content .10 or with a schedule I or II substance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, but he has yet to appear in Clay Circuit Court for arraignment.

Fark was arrested Sunday after the Putnam County Sheriff's Department informed the Clay County Sheriff's Department of a suspicious van on County Road 500 East (Clay/Putnam County line).

While patrolling the area, Deputy Josh Krause discovered a car parked in the middle of the roadway with the driver, Fark, asleep behind the wheel.

During questioning, Fark agreed to a weapon search of his person by Deputy Krause.

The deputy discovered a knife in Fark's pants' pocket, a cigarette case in his left sock with approximately 3.4 grams of a white crystal substance (that was later field tested positive for methamphetamine) and 112 grams of marijuana in the groin area of his pants.

Fark's van was impounded and later searched, during which officers discovered a glass smoking pipe under the driver's seat and a couple of grams of marijuana in the console of the vehicle.

Krause said Fark was taken to the St. Vincent Clay Hospital for a chemical drug test, where he tested positive for undisclosed amounts of marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine.

Booked into the Clay County Justice Center Sunday on a $7,000 cash bond, Fark was released after posting bond shortly after noon Monday.



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