Reyno man faces charges after drug arrest

Reyno man faces charges after drug arrest

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A Reyno man is behind bars after a traffic stop led to his arrest.

According to an incident report, on Tuesday the Greene County Sheriff's Office received a call about a suspected drug transaction taking place at a gas station.

Sheriff David Carter found the suspected vehicle on Highway 135 North and initiated a traffic stop.

Carter identified the driver as Bernard Jones and said he was acting suspicious and nervous.

Carter asked Jones to get out of the vehicle and noticed an off white plastic container containing a pill that was lying in the driver's seat, according to the report.

The sheriff states Jones refused to put his hands on the vehicle during a pat down and began to reach into his pockets.

According to the report, a scuffle ensued and necessary force was used to control Jones before he was placed into custody. A search uncovered 2.7 grams of a crystal-like substance in two separate plastic baggies in Jones' pocket.

Jones was brought to the Criminal Investigation Division of the sheriff's department for a taped interview where Jones reportedly said there was not a drug transaction at the gas station and the meth and suspected hydrocodone found in his possession belonged to him.

Jones faces drug charges and a charge of resisting arrest.

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