Deputies seize drugs, weapons, and cash

Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 11:16 PM CDT
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CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) -A traffic stop in Clay County led to the seizure of drugs, weapons, and money from a man on probation.

According to a media release from Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, on Saturday, Sept. 24, a deputy pulled over 28-year-old Justin Trinkle for going 15 miles per hour over the speed limit on Highway 135.

Trinkle couldn’t provide proof of insurance, had a suspended driver’s license, and is on felony probation, the sheriff said.

A Clay County sheriff's deputy arrested 28-year-old Justin Trinkle on multiple drug charges...
A Clay County sheriff's deputy arrested 28-year-old Justin Trinkle on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop for speeding.(Greene Co. Sheriff's Office)

The deputy who pulled over Trinkle reportedly noticed the corner of a bag under the edge of the driver’s seat and searched the car.

According to the sheriff, after finding 141.75 grams of suspected marijuana and $2,249 in cash, the deputy arrested Trinkle and took him to the Corning Police Department.

Deputies then took Trinkle to his house in Corning for a probation search. Miller said they found the following:

  • 829.45 grams of a “green leafy substance”
  • 29.1 grams of cocaine
  • 6.4 grams of hydrocodone in a cigarette pack
  • 26 grams of a mushroom candy Schedule II
  • A blue plastic tube with white powder on it
  • A .22 caliber AR style rifle that had been defaced
  • A .380 pistol

After the search of his house Trinkle was taken to jail and is being charged with the following:

  • Possession of a controlled substance Schedule I with intent to deliver.
  • Possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI with intent to deliver.
  • Possession of a defaced firearm
  • Possession of firearms by certain persons (x2)
  • Simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms
  • Possession of a controlled substance Schedule I greater than 2 grams.
  • Possession of controlled substance Schedule II greater than 28 grams.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Driving on suspended licenses
  • No proof of liability insurance
  • Speeding 15 over the speed limit

Trinkle is being held at the Greene County Detention Center without bond.