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Bronson man arrested on variety of drug charges

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By The Staff

A Bronson man is sitting in Levy County jail under $390,000 bond after the Levy County Drug Task Force arranged several drug buys making contact with the suspect in well known locations in Bronson and in East Williston.

The DTF utilized a confidential source(s) to make the drug purchases, according to the arrest reports on  Bobby Lee Bean Jr., 27, of Bronson, who was booked on Feb. 26, after being stopped for not having a tail light on his vehicle and driving while his license was suspended or revoked.

The arrest reports - one for each purchase made - detail how Bean was contacted at locations known for drug activity such as the “tree” behind the U.S. Post Office in Bronson, the “trap” in the area of Pine and Boundary streets in Bronson, and “the hole” (another location locally known for drug sales and use) in Bronson. The reports also outline how Bean directed a buyer on two occasions to drive him to East Williston - including near the Williston Middle School - where Bean obtained and delivered substances that later tested positive for crack cocaine. 

He was also charged with:

• resisting arrest without violence

• sale of a controlled substance, possession of opium or a derivative with intent to sell on June 26, 2013; 

• two counts of possession and sale of cocaine on June 11, 2013; 

• possession and sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of Williston Middle School on June 27, 2013; and

• possession of opium or a derivative with the intent to sell with 1,000 feet of a prohibited place and sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a prohibited place on June 18, 2013. 

On March 6, Bean entered pleas of not guilty to all of the charges. 

Bean was convicted of possession of cocaine and obstruction of justice in 2009 in Levy County criminal court and sentenced to 18 months in prison. He was released on Aug. 28, 2010.