JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man late for court Tuesday morning never made it before a judge. But, he'll have another chance after police arrested him on drug charges.
Shortly after 9:30 Tuesday morning Seth McKane Anderson, 37, of Jonesboro was stopped at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Harrisburg Road after Officer Chris Perry reported seeing Anderson driving 21 miles above the speed limit.
Anderson reportedly told the officer he had left his license at home because he was "running late for court" at 9 a.m.
Perry said Anderson was "acting nervous and his face had scabs that looked like they were bleeding."
After Anderson reportedly admitted to being a "meth user," Perry searched and found nothing on Anderson's person.
But when the officer asked permission to search the vehicle, Anderson refused.
Upon learning that Anderson was wanted on two counts of failing to appear in court Tuesday morning, Perry arrested Anderson.
At that time a K9 officer team arrived and the canine "alerted" on the driver's side of the car, the report stated.
Perry told Anderson because of the alert, the vehicle would be searched.
During the search the officer reported finding 20 syringes and two digital scales inside a backpack.
The report stated the K9 officer discovered a black cloth bag under the dash close to the gas pedal containing 5.3 grams of methamphetamine, valued at $520.
Anderson was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and an out of town warrant.