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Separate traffic stops lead to similar drug arrests

Carla Steverson (Forrest City Police Dept.) Carla Steverson (Forrest City Police Dept.)
Michelle Manues (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.) Michelle Manues (Source: Forrest City Police Dept.)
FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) -

Two women in St. Francis County face charges after similar traffic stops.

According to the Forrest City Police Department, the first traffic stop happened on Saturday, Feb. 6, after a police officer saw Carla Steverson not wearing her seat belt.

Police, however, said that was not her only violation. Steverson’s license was also suspended and she had several warrants out for her arrest.

After searching her car, police said they found 2.4 grams of methamphetamine and four meth pipes.

The next day, on Sunday, Feb. 7, officers pulled over another car in a separate traffic stop.

According to police, 36-year-old Michelle Manues had an active warrant out for her arrest.

After arresting Manues, officers said they found 2 grams of meth and 10 Xanax pills.

Both women were booked into the St. Francis County Jail.

Steverson is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt and driving on a suspended license.

Manues is charged with possession of meth with purpose to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession near certain facilities, drinking in public and no seat belt.

Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee said his department is committed to making Forrest City a safer place.

“I would like to commend Officer Thorne and Officer Gracey on a job well done and for their attention to detail,” Chief Lee said. “This is another arrest in our continuous effort by the F.C.P.D. in our war on drugs.”

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