Leslie man arrested for meth
On February 20, Searcy County deputies arrested Charles King, age 32, of Leslie on a drug possession charge. According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, the arrest occurred after Searcy County Deputy Troy Dye responded to a careless driver call on Hwy. 65 near Leslie. While in route, dispatch informed Dye that King had turned on to Hwy. 66 and struck a power pole.
Dye located King's vehicle at the intersection of Hwy. 66 and Old Hwy. 66 Loop. When Dye approached the vehicle, he noticed that King had gotten out of the truck and was stumbling around. While speaking with King, Dye also noticed his eyes were bloodshot and watery and his speech was extremely slurred.
King was transported to the Searcy County Detention for suspicion of DWI. While there, Arkansas State Police Trooper Nathan Holder conducted a field sobriety test on King. During a search of King, officers located a small bag containing a white powdery substance in his jacket. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.
King was charged with possession of meth or cocaine, Class A felony; felony furnishing prohibited articles; DWI - Drugs, Class B felony; and misdemeanor careless driving.