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Flippin man and women arrested after traffic stop and illegal drugs found.

Michelle Dudley

Colton Gates

From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley

On January 16th, 2017, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office, during a traffic stop, found the occupants of the vehicle to be in possession of illegal drugs.  Deputies identified the occupants as 27 year old Colton Gates of Flippin and 39 year old Michelle Dudley of Flippin.  Deputies arrested both Gates and Dudley and are charging them with felony Possession a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), felony Possession of Scheduled II Narcotics without a Prescription, felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and No Vehicle License.  Gates and Dudley are both incarcerated at the Van Buren County Detention Center awaiting a first appearance.  


Law enforcement makes arrest on facts they gather. All person are presumed innocent until proven guilty. 



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