May 2, 2006 -- 5:25 PM CDT
JONESBORO, AR -- A suspected drug dealer was brought into custody by J
"Officers were conducting an investigation that lead us to this guy bringing narcotics to our area, said Sgt. Jim Chambers of the Jonsboro Police Department Narcotics Division.
Approximately $50,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized from the suspect when officers pulled him over.
"We had reasonable suspicion to believe that he had controlled substances with him, and that was our grounds for stopping him," said Chambers.
Officers pulled the suspect over
Chambers said that cocaine is a Class Y felony, which is the worst felony in its class in the State of
"It's punishable by 10-40 years, or life in prison for that much cocaine," said Chambers. " The firearm that's also involved...it's also a Class Y felony."