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Monday, February 6, 2023

Silver Springs man pulled over twice, found with drugs in lunchbox

A Silver Springs man was pulled over twice in one day and, on the second traffic stop, was found with heroin and crack cocaine.

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy said he saw 27-year-old Brian Brockett driving a Chevy pickup truck after having just stopped Brockett a few miles away. A computer check revealed the tag on the truck did not belong to the truck and the registration was cancelled. The deputy conducted another traffic stop and Brockett was arrested for no motor vehicle registration, according to the sheriff’s report.

Brian Gene Brockett
Brian Gene Brockett

During the search of the truck, the deputy found six used syringes with needles and a spoon with residue in a lunchbox. The needles appeared to contain blood and the spoon appeared to be heated with a lighter. The residue found field tested positive for heroin. The deputy also found a small plastic bag containing “suspected crack cocaine.” The substance field tested positive for cocaine, according to the report.

Brockett said he did not want to speak with the deputy, the report stated.

Brockett was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine and failure to register a motor vehicle. transported to the Marion County Jail with a bond set at $4,000. Brockett was booked on May 26 and bonded out on May 27.