Police officers were investigating a theft at the Family Dollar store on West Main Street when they noticed Bess walking around the store. Bess was taken into custody for the two warrants and was found to have a baggie with prescription pills believed to be Klonopin, according to a police report. He was taken back to headquarters in a police van.
As Bess was being booked, officers inspected the patrol van and found a small crystal-like substance where Bess was allegedly sitting, the report said. Officers reviewed the in-car camera footage which showed Bess allegedly reach down to remove his right shoe, pick up the substance and put his shoe back on. Seconds later, Bess attempted to try and snort the substance, but was unable to snort all of the substance because the van had arrived at headquarters, the report said.