Region 8 woman loses license, leads police to find drugs in car

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 woman is behind bars after losing her license leads police to find her car full of drugs.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, a deputy was in a Walnut Ridge pharmacy when he noticed a driver's license on the floor. The deputy picked up the license and someone in the pharmacy said it belonged to a Samantha Pearson, who had just walked out.

When the deputy walked outside he spotted Pearson and handed her license back. The deputy then noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

Pearson gave the deputy a baggie of marijuana, and inside the car the deputy found syringes and some meth. Pearson later admitted all the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to her and was placed under arrest.

Pearson is in the Lawrence County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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