Yellville woman charged with drug possession
Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reported that a Yellville woman was arrested in Searcy County on May 27 for possession of drugs.
Cassell stated 36 year old Teri Lynn Risley of Yellville was arrested following a traffic stop conducted by Searcy County deputies. Cassell said the vehicle was stopped after it was noticed driving erratically on Hwy. 65 N outside of Marshall.
When a deputy approached Risley's vehicle to explain the reason for the stop, he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. When he asked her about the odor, she explained she had just smoked marijuana and there was a small amount in the vehicle.
After a Marshall Police Officer joined the stop, Risley was asked to step out of her vehicle and stand with an officer while he conducted a search of her vehicle. During the search, a large bag with a green leafy substance, three bags that contained a crystal-like substance, a small bag that held the same crystal-like substance, a small purse that held a digital scale and a spoon that had the same crystal-like substance on it was located.
Risely was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where she was charged with the following felony charges of trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a scheduled VI narcotic with purpose to deliver; possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to plant, manufacture, prepare, pack or re-pack and possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor driving left of center.
20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Carol Crews has assigned agents from the Task Force to Searcy County for assistance in the case.