GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Greene County Sheriff's deputy made two separate drug arrests this week that got meth and drug paraphernalia off the streets.
According to the incident report, Sgt. Tommy Huffstetler stopped a car Wednesday after he saw it driving north in the southbound lane at a high speed.
While he was walking to the window, Huffstetler saw the passenger take something from his right pants pocket and put it between the passenger seat and center console.
Once he saw the passenger's face, he recognized him as Dennis Huffins, 29, of Paragould. Huffins had several outstanding felony warrants.
Huffstetler then began to search the car since the driver was an active parolee.
He found a small, silver container with a lid and a set of digital scales. Inside the container was "two corner-cut baggies with a while crystal substance inside it," according to the report.
Another deputy found a flashlight on Higgins when he searched him. Inside the flashlight were hypodermic needles and a small bag containing several unused baggies.
Huffins claimed all of the items belong to him. The driver was released.
Huffins was taken to the Greene County Detention Center and charged with felonies for possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In an unrelated case, Huffstetler was on Rector Road Thursday when he saw a man and woman walking past the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot.
According to the incident report, Huffstetler recognized the woman as Bailey Bowling, who had an active felony warrant.
As he got out of his car, Huffstetler said he noticed Bowling drop something in the church parking lot.
He began to put her under arrest for the warrant when a reserve deputy noticed Bowling was trying to hide something in her left hand.
It was a small bag containing meth and several more empty baggies.
Huffstetler also found the item Bowling dropped. It was another baggie with meth.
Bowling was taken to the Greene County Detention Center and charged with possession of meth with purpose to deliver.
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