Murder suspect's son arrested for drugs

Murder suspect's son arrested for drugs

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Greene County sheriff's deputies arrested the son of a murder suspect on drug charges after pulling him over for fake tags.

Charles Samuel Quintana Jr., 27, was arrested Tuesday.

He is the son of Charles Quintana, who is accused of murdering his wife in December 2015.

According to the incident report, Deputy Anthony Ganus saw a blue four-door GMC pickup driving east on Lake Street from Pruitt Street.

When he got close enough to read the license plate, the truck made an abrupt turn into a driveway.

Deputy Ganus said all three of the men inside were watching him as he passed.

He checked the license plate number through dispatch. It came back inactive and returned to a gray 2009 GMC.

He stopped the vehicle and approached the passenger side.

Deputy Ganus stated in the report that the driver, Charles Quintana Jr., seemed very nervous. He said Quintana wouldn't sit still in his seat, shifted from side to side, and kept turning away from him.

After learning about the reason for the stop, Quintana said he borrowed the truck from a friend.

He said he did not know where the vehicle registration and proof of insurance for the truck was.

Dispatch advised Deputy Ganus that that Quintana had an active failure to appear warrant through Paragould police.

As he was being taken into custody, deputies noticed two small pills in a cellophane wrapper in plain view in the driver-side floorboard of the truck.

Quintana said he did not know anything about the pills, as did the two passengers.

The pills were identified as morphine.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies found a small plastic baggie with a white crystal substance and a bag with a white powdery substance, both believed to be methamphetamine, in the center console.

The methamphetamine weighed .6 grams.

All three suspects stated they didn't know anything about "no dope," according to the report.

Deputy Ganus then ran the vehicle's VIN through dispatch, which showed the truck was reported stolen.

Quintana was taken to the Greene County Jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule two controlled substance, theft by receiving, and fictitious vehicle license.

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