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Man’s lack of teeth contributes to arrest

A 27-year-old man was arrested on meth charges after he raised the suspicions of feed store employees by purchasing two pounds of a substance commonly used to cut methamphetamine. 

Suspect Henry P. Bevans' dental health apparently didn't help: The complaint noted that Bevans was toothless when he purchased the methylsulfonylmethane at Aslin Finch feed store.

“The store manager advised that they carry MSM for horses but did not believe that Bevans was going to use it for horses,” according to search warrant. “The manager stated that Bevans did not have any teeth and stated he wanted to report the suspicious transaction believing that the transaction was methamphetamine related.”

Detectives used the warrant to search Bevan's room at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Feb. 2. They arrested him on a Department of Corrections escape warrant after a struggle and found meth in the room, as well as a scale and other drug paraphernalia.

Bevans, who has previous felony drug convictions, also had meth in his pocket, police said. He was booked into jail but released pending formal charges, which were filed Feb. 28.

He was arrested again March 9 and remains in custody after appearing in Superior Court on a drug charge. He's to be arraigned Thursday.


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