Lepanto man arrested on drug charges after giving a fake name

Lepanto man arrested on drug charges after giving a fake name

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Lepanto man gave officers a fake name to avoid drug charges, but still ended up behind bars.

Officer Jeff McGinnis received a tip Sunday night that a black Pontiac Grand Prix that was parked behind a car lot on Highway 63 was involved with drug activity.

When McGinnis arrived, the car was parked beside a Chevy Malibu in a private lot between two closed businesses.

The driver of the Grand Prix tried to drive away as McGinnis pulled in, but he was able to pull him over.

According to court documents, the driver identified himself as Karl Brand and said his birthday was May 7, 1978.

He said he was from Chicago, Illinois and was lost and trying to find his way back to Jonesboro.

Dispatch could not get a return on Brand from Illinois or Arkansas.

McGinnis told the man that he was going to conduct a K-9 sniff of the outside of his car.

The K-9 officer alerted to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle, so McGinnis searched the car.

He found a large bag of crystal like substance in the trunk, with several smaller bags of crystal substance inside it.

The man was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

While on the way to the jail, dispatch called Officer McGinnis to tell him that the man was actually Korey Gilmore of Lepanto.

Gilmore appeared in district court on Monday where he was charged with a felony for possession of meth or cocaine greater than 10 milligrams but less than 200 milligrams with intent to deliver.

He is also facing misdemeanor charges for obstructing governmental operations and driving on a suspended license.

He is expected back in court on Nov. 30.

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