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Local attorney arrested for making meth...again

Bartow, Florida -- A local defense attorney in Polk County already on probation, was arrested again after drugs were found in his car during a minor crash Wednesday.

Polk County Sheriff's detectives say 56-year-old William "Bill" Evans was already under investigation for manufacturing and selling methamphetamine when he was involved in a crash yesterday.

When detectives got to the scene, a K-9 alerted them to drugs present in Evans' car. During a search, they found a baggie containing meth and a glass pipe with meth residue.

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Detectives then obtained a search warrant for his home and inside found items used to cook meth, along with drug paraphernalia, meth, and marijuana.

This isn't the first time Evans has been in trouble with drugs. He and his wife at the time, Barbara, were both arrested in 1996 during a PCSO sting called "Operation Bonnie and Clyde" for manufacturing and selling meth. He spent a year in federal prison as a result.

He is now being charged with the following:

  • Manufacture of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Listed Chemicals
  • Using  Residence to Manufacture Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Marijuana'
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Maintain Vehicle for Drug Use
  • Violation of Probation

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