2 arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in Exeter

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Methamphetamine allegedly found in suspects’ vehicle

Two people were arrested on Saturday after methamphetamine was allegedly found in their vehicle in Exeter.

Heather Sartin, 30, of Exeter, and Michael Bogle, 33, of Purdy, are each charged with possession of a controlled substance.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Kyle Kuhn, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place at about 2 p.m. on Farm Road 2142 in Exeter. Sartin was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, which was in the passenger seat of the vehicle she was driving, with Bogle laying down next to the passenger seat. Kuhn also said drug paraphernalia was located.

Sartin has faced multiple drug charges in recent years, including an arrest in Butterfield in January. In that case, Kuhn, working as a police officer for the city of Butterfield, responded to a call of a woman who was unconscious in a blue minivan on Cedar Street. After making contact and having Sartin step out of the vehicle, a glass pipe, which tested positive for methamphetamine, was allegedly seen in Sartin’s pocket, and a white bottle allegedly containing 16 prescription pills fell out when she removed the pipe.

In April 2016, Sartin was charged with six felonies and a misdemeanor after possessing drugs and bringing them into the Barry County jail following a traffic stop in Cassville.

According to a probable cause report filed by Colt Beck, officer with the Cassville Police Department, while on a traffic stop, Sartin gave permission for her vehicle to be searched. Beck allegedly found a homemade metallic spoon with remnants of methamphetamine, a digital scale and a coin purse containing a baggie with methamphetamine.

Beck asked if Sartin had any other contraband. She said no and emptied her pockets, where nothing was located. Beck said Sartin was acting nervous during the exchange.

Sartin was transported to the jail, and upon a search by a female staff member, Sartin was allegedly found in possession of multiple drugs. On her person was: a glass pipe testing positive for methamphetamine, a cellophane wrapper with five acetominophen and oxycodon hydrochloride pills, four diazepam pills, a ziplock bag with 4.8 grams of marijuana and a ziplock bag with 5.2 grams of methamphetamine.

In 2016, Sartin and Bogle were both arrested after a search at a home in Exeter allegedly turned up methamphetamine and a pipe.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Kenen Martinez, Exeter police chief, a search warrant was executed at a home on Glenda Street in Exeter.

The statement alleges Bogle distributed meth and traded meth and marijuana for various controlled substances, keeping a ledger of such transactions, as well as items commonly used in the packaging and distribution of illegal drugs.

During a search of the residence, Martinez allegedly found a glass pipe in the pair’s bedroom, and a package with a measurable amount of a white substance, both of which tested positive for methamphetamine.

On the charges stemming from Saturday’s arrest, Sartin is being held on a $75,000 bond, and Bogle is being held on a $15,000 cash-only bond. Both have disposition hearings scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on May 24 in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Sartin was arraigned in the January Butterfield incident on Jan. 26. After her case was bound over to circuit court, she was released on her own recognizance on March 8. She is set to be arraigned in circuit court on May 21 at 9 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Jack Goodman.

Sartin’s 2017 case is still pending, and the 2016 case has a jury trial scheduled for June 13 at 9 a.m. in Goodman’s courtroom.

Bogle pleaded guilty to the 2016 possession of a controlled substance charge and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation. In March 2017, a probation violation was filed, and an order to continue probation was later given. After two more alleged violations, Bogle’s probation was revoked and he was sentenced on Sept. 18, 2017, to time in the department of corrections. He served 120 days in prison and was released on a five-year supervised probation.

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