by Shannon Cay
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – A Public Defender for a Gassville man says meth brought into a Baxter County courtroom wasn’t obtained from his client legally.
According to court documents, 22-year-old Klayton Killian was going to a community service appointment at the courthouse on December 21st. His arrest affidavit reads he emptied his pockets at the security station, placing a plastic container with a gram of what tested positive as methamphetamine in the security guard’s possession.
Killian’s lawyer John Russo says since there was no search warrant, any search of the defendants person is in violation of the Arkansas and Federal Constitution, therefore the evidence should be thrown out.
He pleaded not guilty to the possession of a controlled substance charge for Killian last week and will be back in court for him again on April 28th.