Corning police officer arrested on drug charges

Corning police officer arrested on drug charges

CORNING, AR (KAIT) - A Corning police officer has been arrested for drug charges.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announced Officer James V. ("Jamie") Martin, Jr., 39, of Paragould was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Martin was arrested at the Corning Police Department where he was on duty at the time.

Ellington says Martin was charged with the use of a communication device to purchase a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and misuse of Arkansas Crime Information Computer.

The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, headed by Lt. Brant Tosh, and the agent who the put the case together, Special Agent Wendall Jines are credited by Ellington for the arrest.

Martin has been in the Randolph County Jail since his arrest and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon in Piggott.

Region 8 News will have more information from the court proceedings as they become available.

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