Dumpster diving complaints bring unwanted police attention to MH man

A man who first caught the attention of a Mountain Home Police officer in early November 2018 by driving behind a business where thefts and “dumpster diving” had been reported appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday on a drug charge.

Forty-two-year-old Kenneth Drzka of Mountain Home pled guilty to possessing a controlled substance and was placed on four years probation.

After spotting Drzka drive behind the business, the officer made contact with him. During a pat down, the officer found what appeared to be a methamphetamine smoking pipe. In addition, Drzka was found to have a plastic bag containing a white crystalline substance field testing positive for methamphetamine in the watch pocket of his pants.

He was sentenced under provisions of Act 346, the first offender’s law. If he stays out of trouble during his probation period, he can apply to the courts to have his record sealed.

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