Traffic stop leads to arrests
Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reported on Thursday, May 21, routine traffic stops conducted by Searcy County Deputy Troy Dye led to the arrest of two men, one from Gassville and the other from Little Rock.
Cassell said Dye was traveling south on Hwy. 27 when he noticed a car slam on his brakes causing Dye to hit his brakes to avoid causing an accident. When Dye approached the vehicle, he noticed the driver, who was identified as 30 year old Dusten Bodven of Gassville, appeared nervous and his hands were shaking.
At that time, Dye requested the assistance of the Marshall Police Department and their K-9 to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, Dye found a plastic case under the driver's seat that contained a glass smoking device. A Nar Tec Field kit was used on the device, which tested positive for methamphetamine.
Bodven was arrested and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
In an unrelated incident that occurred the same date, Dye was traveling south on Hwy. 65 when he notice a car broken down on the side of the road. When he stopped to provide a motorist assist, Dye learned the driver of the vehicle, 44 year old Raymond Page of Little Rock, was on probation and had a search waiver on file.
After receiving permission to search Page's vehicle, Dye found a needle lying on the driver's side floorboard. Page admitted the needle belonged to him and told Dye it would test positive for methamphetamine.
Using the Nar Teck Field kit, Dye tested the needle which showed positive for methamphetamine.
Page was arrested and transported to the Searcy Count Detention Center where he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.