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|Monmouth Man Tased for Resisting Meth Arrest
|A 48-year-old Monmouth man was tased after taking offense to a Galesburg Police canine positively alerting his vehicle for drugs Sunday morning.
A police report indicates Brian Brentise was pulled over in his grey Ford Ranger at about 7:17am Sunday in the city's public square. Police say he failed to display a front license plate and was recognizable for his prior local involvement in the production of methamphetamine.
A canine was called to the scene and positively alerted to authorities illegal drugs were present in Brentise's vehicle. But according to Brentise, the canine didn't apparently bark enough to warrant a search.
Police say Brentise became angered and refused to allow a search of him and his vehicle. A second officer then applied a taser to Brentise after he bumped another officer and continued to argue.
On him, police say, was a small bag of alleged meth weighing four grams, meth-making materials, and $290-dollars in cash. They say in Brentise's pick-up truck they discovered more suspected meth, pseudoephedrine pills, bagged coffee filters with meth residue, and a pipe. A handheld scanner and two cells phones were recovered also.
He was arrested on several meth-related charges-- including Possession of Meth-Precursors and Meth-Manufacturing with the Intent to Deliver. Brentise also faces charges for Resisting a Peace Officer.
He's being held at Knox County Jail and is scheduled for a first appearance with Public Defender Karl Johnson Wednesday at 11am. His bond has been set at 10-percent of $75,000-dollars.
|07 10 12 by Newsroom
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