Macon County Chronicle

Domestic Dispute at Jr. Foods Leads to Drug Arrest

Hunter Biggers

By Jessie Williams

A 20-year-old Bethpage man was arrested last week following reports of a domestic dispute at Jr. Foods. 

 

According to a report filed by Deputy Bryan Emberton of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he was notified to be on the lookout for a green GMC with a male and female inside that were involved in a dispute at the Jr. Foods convenience store.

While searching the western side of the county, Officer Emberton was flagged down by a citizen who reported a green truck that nearly ran his vehicle off the road. 

The deputy was able to make contact with the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle - Hunter Biggers - refused to exit the vehicle when asked to by Officer Emberton.

After being pulled out of the car and detained, Biggers was asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle, to which he replied he did not. When asked if officers could search the vehicle, he said no. 

A Macon County Sheriff’s Department K-9 was utilized at that time, and a positive indication for drugs was given on the front, passenger side door.

Mr. Biggers then allegedly became irate and starting cursing in front of neighbors and children. 

He was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, and a search of the vehicle was conducted. 

A baggie of a crystalized substance, which field tested positive for meth, was found by law enforcement along with a bag of crushed up pills and a needle. 

Biggers admitted the items belonged to him, and he was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II drug and domestic violence. 

His bond was set at $10,200, and he is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on April 10, 2019.