Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reported on the morning of January 7 while on parole, Searcy County Deputy Joey Baysinger conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 27 near the Eastlawn Cemetery on a Dodge 1500 with a Louisiana license plate for an equipment violation.
According to Cassell, when Baysinger approached the vehicle, the driver, 55 year old Henry Wiley of Lafayette, Louisiana, appeared nervous. While talking with Wiley, Baysinger noticed Wiley's hands were shaking and he kept looking toward the back of Baysinger's vehicle.
Baysinger requested the assistance of Marshall Police Officer Sam Holliman and his K9, who conducted a free air sniff of Wiley's vehicle. During the sniff, the K9 alerted on the vehicle, so Baysinger and Holliman conducted a search of the vehicle.
During the search, Baysinger found a pill bottle between the seats that contained several pills, which were identified as oxycodone and hydrocodone. A pill bottle was found under the middle console that contained a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana and a "one-hitter" smoking device for marijuana.
Wiley was arrested and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center. Searcy County Prosecuting Attorney Benjamin Fruehauf issued a warrant for Wiley's arrest charging him with possession of a controlled substance, Class D felony; possession of a controlled substance, Class A misdemeanor; drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor; and a traffic violation for no tail lamps and reflectors.