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Arrest warrant leads to drug arrest


From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley

On March 14, 2014, Deputies with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Dept and the Clinton Police Department made a traffic stop that yielded three arrests.  Deputies observed a person who had an active warrant leaving a local business.  Once the warrant was confirmed, Officers with the Clinton Police Department assisted in the traffic stop of the vehicle that was occupied by the person who was the subject of the arrest warrant.  The two other occupants of the car were identified with both having active warrants as well.  Deputies then noticed in plain view items of drug paraphernalia.  Further investigation revealed more paraphernalia and methamphetamine in the vehicle.  The 20th Judicial Drug Task Force was then called to assist with the investigation.

Johnathan Sturgeon, 33 of Damascus was arrested on a Probation Violation and transported to the Van Buren County Detention Center.  Terry Lapham, 50, of Dennard was arrested and charges with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Methamphetamine w/intent to deliver – bond set at $2500.  Angela Sasaki, 27 of Greenbrier was arrested for an outstanding warrant as well as Felony Possession Drug Paraphernalia – Methamphetamine – bond set at $2500.    

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