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TURTLE CREEK — A man was arrested and charged after police say he was in possession of methamphetamines.

Bobby Dean Clay, 32, of Turtle Creek, was charged with possession with intent to deliver, according to a report prepared by Boone County Sheriff’s Office Lt. E.C. Eversole.

The criminal complaint states that officers traveled to Clay’s home to execute a felony warrant on another subject at the home and upon arrival, Clay — who was not identified by officers at the time — fled into a wooded area and upon officers contacting him they observed Clay hiding something in the leaves.

Once the officers detained Clay, the report states, he had hidden approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine and upon a search, officers found a digital scale on his person.

The report states that 8 grams translates to approximately 32 individual doses of the drug. Additionally, the report states that the officer has conducted multiple controlled purchases from Clay that are still pending.

As of press time, Clay was held at Southwestern Regional Jail on a $70,000 surety/cash bond.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry or at 304-307-2401.

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