POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Pocahontas police arrested 4 people on multiple drug charges after they reportedly found hashish and heroin during a traffic stop.
On March 19 officers arrested Jonathan Price, 36; Sadie Neumann, 21; Alisha Lauck, 18, all of Illinois and Jonathan Dew, 22, of Louisiana.
Chief Cecil Tackett said all 4 are charged with drug and drug-related crimes after officers discovered heroin, hashish, marijuana and prescription pills in their possession.
Tackett said officers stopped the car, that was headed south on Highway 67, because of a broken brake light.
The vehicle was pulled over near WalMart and officers noted a strong smell of marijuana as they approached the car.
Tackett explained that a search of the vehicle turned up the drugs.
"It's my first experience in dealing with it around here," Tackett said in regards to the heroin found.
Tackett explained that the heroin was individually packaged.
"There's probably 40 loose packages in there that had residue in it and 10 of them contained usable product in it," Tackett said.
Neumann is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (heroin), felony possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $15,000 with an April 13 circuit court date.
Price is charged with misdemeanor possession of drugs without a prescription and obstruction of governmental operations. Tackett said Price was also wanted on a $750,000 warrant in Illinois for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Price is currently awaiting extradition proceedings concerning the Illinois charge.
Lauck was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drugs without a prescription and possession of marijuana. She is scheduled to appear in Randolph County District Court on May 6.
Dew was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance (hashish) and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also scheduled to appear in district court on May 6. Both he and Lauck are currently free on bond.