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Fake plate leads to drug arrest

Richard Miller (Source: Clay County Sheriff's Office) Richard Miller (Source: Clay County Sheriff's Office)
Steven Burns (Source: Clay County Sheriff's Office) Steven Burns (Source: Clay County Sheriff's Office)
CLAY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Corning man was found with more that just a fake license plate after being pulled over by a deputy.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller states the deputy was driving west on Highway 62 coming into the Corning city limits on Sunday around 8 a.m. when a white Chevy Trailblazer pulled onto the highway from Ferguson Road in front of him.

The deputy ran the license plate on the SUV and it came back as a "fictitious" plate.

The deputy stopped the truck and spoke with 48-year-old Richard Miller who appeared to be chewing on something, according to the sheriff.

The deputy asked Miller to get out of the SUV and searched him.

The deputy reportedly found a white piece of notebook paper folded up in the man's pocket.

According to the sheriff, the deputy opened the paper and found a "small amount" of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Miller was arrested and taken to the Clay County Detention Center.

He is currently being held on charges of fictitious vehicle plates, failure to register a motor vehicle and possession of meth.

In an unrelated case, but on the same day, another drug arrest was made.

Sheriff Miller states another traffic stop was made on Sunday around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 67 north.

Deputies reportedly stopped Steven Burns, 35, of Corning. They knew the man had active warrants.

Burns gave deputies permission to search the vehicle.

During the search the sheriff states deputies found a camouflage wallet between the driver's seat and center console.

Inside the wallet, deputies found a small, clear baggie with a crystal-like substance believed to be meth.

Burns was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant and possession of meth.

He was taken to the Clay County Detention Center.

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