10-time felon arrested in Gilchrist County

Authorities have arrested a 10-time convicted felon on drug charges, according to the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. 

On Wednesday Deputy David Reeves stopped a pickup truck for a traffic violation in Gilchrist County, according to a sheriff’s office press release. The driver, Bobby Ray Hurst, 35, of Trenton finished his third term in prison last July.

Reeves conducted a search of the vehicle and found a black box with bags of methamphetamine weighing 59.1 grams. He also found scales used for drug distribution and a glass smoking pipe. 

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Hurst was arrested and now faces charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute, using paraphernalia to transport narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Tatum Davis has set Hurst’s bond at $210,000. 

“Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office has a job to do and a zero tolerance for drugs,” said Gilchrist Sheriff Bobby Schultz. “Gilchrist County is a safer place with people who break the law behind bars.”

According to the sheriff’s office press release, Hurst’s criminal history includes multiple counts of selling, delivering, and manufacturing meth, plus possession charges, obstruction of criminal investigations, and numerous traffic offenses.

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