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Brazil man arrested on drug charges

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Brazil man is in jail after his arrest Sunday on a handful of drug charges.

According to officials with the Brazil City Police Department, Richard Stapert, 48, was arrested and transported to the Clay County Justice Center after officers received information regarding the selling of narcotics at 611 N. Harrison St.

Officers received a search warrant for the residence based on information gathered during an investigation.

At approximately 6:40 p.m., Sunday, officers with the police department, Clay County Sheriff's Department and Clay City Police Department executed the warrant and during the search, several pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription narcotics, precursors and paraphernalia were discovered inside the residence.

Preliminary charges on Stapert include dealing marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of precursors and possession of paraphernalia.

As of Monday afternoon, Stapert was still incarcerated at the justice center on $700 bond.


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Please check that bond amount, it must be mistake...?

-- Posted by Hoosier65 on Mon, Oct 10, 2011, at 9:38 PM

Bond is 7000

-- Posted by alias on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 10:19 AM

DUI in Brazil $7000 no 10 percent. Must be hoping he repeats or sells out his co-workers. Guess that is a good strategic move.

-- Posted by SmallTown on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 12:51 PM

it gets me how much drugs are being sold in brazil. seems to me the police are doing a great job, their so overwhelmed they cant keep up. what does that say about our town.

-- Posted by pukee on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 1:47 PM

our town is a good one filled with many good people but there are those who always break and bend the law and give us all a bad name. the police do a good job and could use some more help.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 3:26 PM

hahaha kinda funny.this has happened to him like 5times or more now.kinda funny how stupid people.could just stop doing drugs.just show how stupid people are that cant stop stupid things.yea he should stay there hahahha!!! and the other person that was involved should be right there to..

-- Posted by lover24 on Tue, Oct 11, 2011, at 6:39 PM

People like him give this town a bad name. I live on that street and if we could get trash like that out of this town it could be better. Just saying :) He should have not been the only one arrested , what about the other people in his household?????

-- Posted by Brazilbilly30 on Wed, Oct 12, 2011, at 11:22 AM

It seems to me that we have lost the so-called war on drugs in this country. I remember when then President Nixon declared this war 40 years ago. How much has it cost the taxpayers and why do we still have a drug problem?

-- Posted by riverman48 on Fri, Oct 14, 2011, at 1:54 PM


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