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Published August 19, 2020

Three arrested in two separate traffic stops

CAMDEN COUNTY – A Florida man has been arrested after being found passed out in his vehicle, according to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO)

On Saturday August 8, Deputies were called to a complaint of a vehicle driving very erratic and striking curbs while travelling on Bagnell Dam Blvd.

Deputies located the subject who they say was passed out in his vehicle and blocking a business entrance and were able to place the subject under arrest after a brief struggle.

During a search of his vehicle, controlled substances were located and seized, according to the CCSO.

Robert C Hatina, 55, of Key West, FL, was charged with the following:

He was given a Cash or Surety bond of $15,000, which was posted on August 12.

A traffic stop has resulted in the arrest of two people on drug-related charges.

Last Wednesday deputies from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) conducted a traffic stop in the area of North State Highway 5.

While deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the CCSO said the vehicle attempted to elude the deputy. When the vehicle finally stopped, deputies learned the driver had a suspended driver’s status.

Further investigation led to the deployment of a K9 where a positive alert was gained.

According to the CCSO, the search of the vehicle revealed over 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a quantity of marijuana and a handgun. Both subjects were arrested as a result.

Raul F Fernandez, 38, of Sedalia, MO, was charged with Felony Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid and Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor).  He was denied bond.

Ashley M Menke, 35, of Camdenton, MO, was charged with the following:

Her bond was also denied.

Both individuals remain at the Camden County Correctional Facility.

The CCSO reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.

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