Man arrested with drugs, gun, moonshine

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Passenger in vehicle stopped by Galax police faces multiple criminal charges.

By Staff Reports


Galax police arrested Benjamin Tracy Bean, 50, of Fries after a traffic stop on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Rick Clark.
Bean was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle on Tuesday when Police Officer Drew Burnett stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation, Clark said.
During the stop, Burnett arrested Bean on numerous charges, including possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of untaxed whiskey.
Bean was released on bond pending an appearance in Galax General District Court, according to the press release.