MH man in vehicle preparing to leave home, officers arrive, arrest follows

A Mountain Home man is in the Baxter County Detention Center on multiple drug charges. Fifty-nine-year-old Robert Anderson was taken into custody and booked Monday afternoon.

According to an arrest affidavit, a Mountain Home Police officer arrived at Anderson's residence Nov. 28th assisted by probation and parole for a compliance check. Anderson was in his SUV preparing to leave, but he was instructed by authorities to exit the vehicle. During a search, Anderson was allegedly in possession of a bag containing three small baggies filled with a white crystal substance. Anderson was escorted back into the residence, and officers located more small baggies containing the substance field testing positive for methamphetamine.

Authorities later discovered a glass meth pipe with white residue, a glass plate with white crystal residue and several small baggies consistent with the same color and size used for packaging controlled substances in Anderson's bedroom. Anderson was again searched, and another small baggie of a white crystal substance was located in his right sock. Officers reviewed his criminal history and discovered three previous felony convictions.

Anderson faces felony counts of possession of methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, proximity to certain facilities and being a habitual criminal offender. His bond is set at $10,000, and he is scheduled to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court in January.

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