A Benton County Deputy performed a routine traffic stop on Wednesday, March 24th that turned into a meth bust.

The sheriff's office shared details of the incident on their official Facebook page. They wrote that it 'resulted in the arrest of a man found in possession of several grams of methamphetamine.'

According to the post, the deputy was stationed near the intersection of 65th Street Northeast and Golden Spike Road Northeast in Mayhew Lake Township around 3:35 p.m.

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The man, 39-year-old Ray Michael Stahovich of Foley, was pulled over because the deputy noticed the vehicle had expired tabs.

The sheriff's office says, "during the stop, Stahovich admitted knowing that his tabs were expired and that his driver's license was revoked."

But then, Stahovich was asked for proof of insurance. When the deputy went to verify the information he found out that there was actually no coverage on the vehicle. Stahovich allegedly provided the deputy with false information.

The man was put under arrest. While the suspect was in custody, the deputy searched the vehicle and found a baggie that had a small amount of what he believed to be several grams of meth.

Stahovich was taken to the Benton County Jail and faces charges of 5th degree Controlled Substance, Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance and Driving After Revocation.

On March 24th the Benton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of a man found in...

Posted by Benton County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 25, 2021


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