Paragould traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Paragould traffic stop leads to drug arrest
(Source: Greene County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Greene County Sheriff's Department)

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - An early morning traffic stop lands a Paragould man behind bars on drug charges.

On Sunday, Greene County Reserve Deputy Don Crittenden and Sergeant Tommy Huffstetler pulled over a green 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt on North 9th Avenue in Paragould after dispatch alerted them the license plate numbers on the car were registered to a pickup truck.

According to the incident report, the driver, 45-year-old Robert Anderson told Huffstetler he did not have a license and that it was suspended.

Tosha Throne, a female passenger, provided an Arkansas identification card.

Huffstetler found Throne had an active warrant with the Paragould Police Department and asked her to step out of the car.

Throne then told Huffstetler there were drugs inside of the car. Paragould police later gave Throne a citation and released her.

After a frisk, Anderson allowed Huffstetler to search his vehicle.

According to the incident report, Crittenden found a blue pouch in the driver's side floor board area containing 5 corner cut bags of a crystal-like substance, 2 corner cut bags of a green-leafy substance, as well as Anderson's I.D. card.

Anderson was then arrested.

Following Anderson's arrest, Crittenden found a brown paper bag between the driver seat and center console containing a sock with 2 green glass pipes, as well as 2 sets of digital scales.

A field test showed the crystal like substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

Anderson faces several charges including possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, possession of marijuana, and driving on a suspended license.

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