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Sheldon Man Arrested Near Abbotsford for Possession

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 -- 8:16 AM

-A Sheldon man was arrested for drugs near Abbotsford Tuesday night.

According to the Clark County Sheriff?s Department, 29-year-old Jeffrey Mertens was arrested on Highway 29 near Abbotsford after he passed a K9 unit at a high rate of speed.

The officer told Mertens that he would be running his dog around the vehicle and Mertens insisted that he was clean and just passed a urine test for his probation agent.

However, the dog indicated there were drugs in the vehicle and a search of Mertens turned up a meth pipe, a butane torch, a bic lighter and a bag of meth in his left shoe. Mertens then told the officer that he was going to Abbotsford to get more methamphetamine.

When deputies searched the vehicle, they found a digital scale, baggies of meth, a pistol holster, a 12 inch bayonet in a sheath and a bottle of urine. The sheriff?s department believes Mertens used the urine to pass his drug test.

Mertens is being held in the Clark County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond and he?s been charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacture/Delivery of Methamphetamine, Operating with a Detectable Amount of Restricted Controlled Substance and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

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