Paragould man faces charges after traffic stop unveils drugs

Paragould man faces charges after traffic stop unveils drugs

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A Paragould man faces charges after deputies with the Greene County Sheriff's Department found drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to an incident report, Sergeant Tommy Huffstetler of the Greene County Sheriff's Department pulled over an SUV on North 9th Avenue on Sunday because the officer knew the driver did not have a valid driver's license.

After running the information of all the passengers in the vehicle through dispatch, it was discovered two of the passengers were on active probation which prompted officers to search the vehicle.

According to the report, sheriff's Deputy Ethan McGinnis assisted in searching the vehicle and found a round metal container pushed in between the rear seats containing several small empty plastic bags and two small plastic bags containing a crystal-like substance.

Huffstetler asked 28-year-old passenger Andrew Delaney if the suspected narcotics belonged to him.

Delany responded saying, "It was his and he would not let anyone take the wrap for his (expletive)," according to the incident report,

The report also states McGinnis found a pair of red and black digital scales under the seat Delaney was seated and that he admitted they belonged to him as well.

While continuing to search the vehicle, McGinnis found a blue zip up pouch containing 11 hypodermic needles and more unused small plastic bags in the third row seating area of the vehicle.

Delaney stated "it was all his, he claims all his (expletive), he ain't no punk (expletive) like some," according to the incident report.

Delaney was taken to the Greene County Detention Center and was booked for possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

A field test of the crystal-like substance tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the sheriff's department.

Delaney was the only person arrested in the incident.

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