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SCSO Press Release 3-24-15

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Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Monday March 16, 2015 Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kurtes Lawrence, while on routine patrol in the Joaquin area, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on County Road 3315.  During the course of the traffic stop, Deputy Lawrence received information that the driver has been known in the past to be in possession of narcotics.  Deputy Lawrence conducted a consensual search of the vehicle and found a small plastic bag that contained a white crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamines.  A field test was conducted and showed a positive result. The driver, Benjamin “Bubba” Malone, 28yr old white male from the Joaquin area was arrested for possession of a controlled substance as well as two outstanding warrants and transported to the Shelby County Jail. Justice of Peace Pct 1, Maxie Eaves, set bond at $3000 for the Possession of Controlled Substance.  

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