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Thursday, September 23, 2021

69-year-old Ocala man with active warrant, suspended license arrested with meth

An Ocala man who was caught driving with a suspended license was later found to be in possession of meth.

On July 25, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a computer check on a vehicle tag that revealed the registered owner had a suspended license as well as an active warrant.

The deputy stopped the vehicle and made contact with 69-year-old Kenneth Clark, who admitted he was the registered owner. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found a clear bag containing a while crystal substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine. The deputy also found a clear, glass bubble pipe with the same positive methamphetamine residue, according to a sheriff’s report.

Another computer check revealed Clark’s license was suspended on June 28 for failure to pay traffic fines, the report states.

Clark claimed the drugs are not his, according to the report.

Clark was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with a bond set at $4,000. He is charged with drug possession without a prescription, drug equipment possession and a moving traffic violation.