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2 arrested on drug charges in Randolph County traffic stop

James Allen Matney  (Provided by: Randolph Co. Sheriff) James Allen Matney (Provided by: Randolph Co. Sheriff)
Tina Marie Nipper (Provided by: Randolph Co. Sheriff) Tina Marie Nipper (Provided by: Randolph Co. Sheriff)

by Stan Morris e-mail | Twitter

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - A traffic stop leads to two arrests on drug charges, according to the Randolph County Sheriff.

Sheriff Gary Tribble says that 50 year old James Allen Matney of Ravenden and 32 year old Tina Marie Nipper of Swifton face multiple drug charges.

According to Sheriff Tribble, one of his deputies pulled over a GMC Sonoma late Wednesday night at about 11:00 p.m. on Highway 90 near Hamil Road for no license plate. In addition, the deputy reported the driver, Matney, had no I.D. and gave a false name to the officer.

Officers used a K-9 unit to sniff the vehicle and after Tribble says the dog got a "hit," several bags of marijuana and marijuana cigarettes were confiscated from the truck.

Matney and Nipper are both charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, both felonies. In addition, Matney faces a misdemeanor criminal impersonation charge for giving officers a false name.

Sheriff Tribble expects both to be arraigned Friday.

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