Traffic stop in Baxter County leads to drug arrest

Traffic stop in Baxter County leads to drug arrest

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) - A Saturday night drive through Baxter County led to an Izard County man being arrested Monday facing multiple charges according to a press release from the Baxter County Sheriff's Office.

Jamie Lee Southard, 24, of Calico Rock was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a habitual offender after a traffic stop on U. S. Highway 62 West.

Sheriff's Corporal Rockie Morrell pulled over Southard around 10:15 p.m. Saturday for an equipment violation.

A search of the vehicle found 2.2 grams of meth, glass smoking pipes, and plastic bags with drug residue inside.

Southard was in the Baxter County Jail Monday on a $15,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in circuit court on Oct. 6.

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