While on patrol on the morning of August 15, Searcy County Deputy Joey Baysinger conducted a traffic stop on a black Honda traveling south on Hwy. 65 occupied by multiple individuals. According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell the Honda held five passengers and was being followed closely by another vehicle that stopped near the Honda, so Baysinger radioed for assistance.
When Baysinger approached the vehicle to ask for the driver's license and vehicle registration, he noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the car. While Baysinger was speaking with the driver of the other vehicle Searcy County Deputy Dustin Rosenberger arrived on scene and began a conversation with the occupants of the black Honda. Rosenberger also noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When he asked the occupants of the car about the odor, they turned over a bottle that contained a green leafy substance.
After asking the occupants to exit the car, the driver, Brenton Allen Miller, age 18, of Mayflower became angry and the other occupants in the vehicle had to calm him down. At this time, law enforcement conducted a search of the vehicle and found a marijuana cigarette, brass knuckles, bong used from smoking marijuana, a glass pipe and a container that had held alcohol.
Again, Miller began to get angry and was given the option to either calm down, take his citation and go or be arrested. When Miller refused to calm down, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center for processing.
Miller was charged with possession of a scheduled VI narcotic LT 4 OZ and possession of drug paraphernalia. Passenger Joshua Nels Sellers, age 18, of Mayflower was charged with possession of a scheduled VI narcotic LT 4 OZ. Passenger Mandy Renee Bevins, age 21, was charged with possession of a scheduled VI narcotic LT 4 OZ.