A Malta Bend resident, Michael E. Barnett,36,  pleaded not guilty yesterday in court to multiple charges after being arrested by Higginsville police. He is charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance being marijuana, and tampering with physical evidence.  Added to the charges was a misdemeanor, driving while revoked.  Barnett continues incarceration in Lafayette County with bond remaining at $50,000 cash or surety.

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