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Traffic stop leads to arrest


  On March 23, an affidavit for warrant of arrest was issued for 35 year old Jefferson Taylor Hensley of Marshall after a car he was riding in was stopped by the Arkansas State Police for driving erratically and at a high rate of speed.

  According to the affidavit, Arkansas State Trooper Cpl. Jason Murphy initiated a traffic stop on a black Nissan X-terra on Hwy. 66 for driving at a high rate of speed. When Murphy finally caught the vehicle, he placed restraints on the driver, Paula House, and her two passengers, Hensley and Levi Cole.

  While doing a search on the trio, Murphy learned that House had a valid absconder warrant out of the Arkansas Board of Parole and her driver's license had been suspended. Murphy asked for and was given permission to search Hensley.  During the search, Murphy found two small plastic bags that contained a white crystalline substance inside. Murphy also found two glass smoking pipes and a container that had a marijuana cigarette inside. A bag was found in the glove-box in reach of both Hensley and Cole that also contained a crystalline substance.

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