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Traffic stop for suspicious plates leads to arrest

ANDERSON CO., July 2, 2013--On June 30, Dept. Don Meyers pulled over a vehicle for suspicious license plates. Upon further investigation, the license plates were found to be fictitious.

The driver of the vehicle, Amber Renee Butler, age 28, was arrested at the scene.

According to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor, during routine search at the Anderson County Jail, Butler attempted to hide a small amount of Methamphetamine. Additional possession and tampering charges were added.

Butler also had outstanding Palestine Police Department warrants at the time of her arrest. She is currently being held on the charges of: Driving while License Suspended; Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility; Driving while License Invalid; Failure to Appear; Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility; Possession of Controlled Substance – Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram; Tampering with/Fabricating Physical Evidence; Driving while License Invalid – with previous conviction; and Altered/ Fictitious License Plate.

“It’s always good to get these people off the street. A lot of times these people who use or deal in drugs are also our thieves and our burglars; they’re tied together,” said Sheriff Taylor. “When you get a drug person off the street, you’ve more than likely got a thief off the street, too. It works hand-in-hand.”

Butler is being held on $65,750 worth of total bonds, and has $1,030 in total fines.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Sheriff Taylor about the arrest, and about the upcoming 4th of July holiday. Click below for more.


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