Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
A Jonesboro man faces several drug-related charges after his arrest April 24 by Arkansas State University Police. (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A traffic stop helped police uncover drugs and drug paraphernalia and has an area man facing trouble with the law, according to police.

Anthony James Cassulis of Jonesboro was arrested by Arkansas State University Police April 24 after the traffic stop near Red Wolf and Alumni.

According to a probable cause affidavit in the case, the officer saw a silver 2015 Honda Civic going left of center going into the turning lane of Red Wolf and Alumni while going south on Red Wolf.

The officer pulled over the vehicle and found out Cassulis’ driver’s license was suspended and that he was a “parolee on active supervision with a search waiver on file,” the affidavit noted.

Officers reportedly found meth inside a small plastic bag inside the car and later went to Cassulis’ home to do a parole search.

While there, police found three sets of digital scales, three glass pipes, a small, yellow pill identified as Clonazepam, as well as a green, wooden pipe used for smoking marijuana and cellophane baggies at the house.

Cassulis was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth or cocaine less than two grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule IV or V less than 28 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A $50,000 bond was set for Cassulis, who will be arraigned May 31 in circuit court.

Copyright 2019 KAIT. All rights reserved.