A traffic stop conducted on the evening of August 4 by the Searcy County Sheriff's Department resulted in the arrest of a Wynne resident. Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell said Freda Woods, age 43 of Wynne, was arrested after Searcy County Deputy Dustin Rosenberger conducted a routine traffic stop on her vehicle that was traveling north on Hwy. 65.
Rosenberger reported when he approached Woods vehicle he noticed that she appeared to be have slurred speech. While running her personal information through the Arkansas crime information system, Searcy County Deputy Joey Baysinger and Marshall Police Officer Sam Holliman arrived to assist Rosenberger. After receiving information back from ACIC, officers learned that Woods had an extensive criminal history.
Officers were given permission to search Woods' vehicle and during the search they found a bag that contained a white crystal substance. After testing the substance with a Nar Tec Field Test kit, it tested positive for crystal methamphetamine. She also told officers that she did not have anything hidden in her body or clothing.
Woods was arrested and taken to the Searcy County Detention Center for booking. During the booking process, a clear bag with a crystal like substance fell out of her clothing. Woods was charged with three felony charges including possession of meth or cocaine LT 2GM, introducing a prohibited article into a correctional facility and possession of drug paraphernalia.