Sheriff Kenny Cassell states that on January 20, 2019, at approximately 2300 hrs., Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce observed a passenger car (later identified as a green Chevrolet Cobalt), commit a traffic violation.
After stopping the vehicle, the deputy approached the driver who was identified as Seth Stanton of N. Little Rock, AR. The odor of marijuana was immediately detected from within the vehicle.
While on the stop, Pierce requested Lt. Aaron Leavins and his canine, Endy, come to his location for a canine sniff. Lt. Leavins arrived in a matter of minutes and began his investigation. After the canine sniff was complete, Lt. Leavins stated that he and his partner had received a POSITIVE indication on the passenger door of the vehicle.
When Stanton was asked if any narcotics were in the vehicle, he responded "There is a jar of marijuana in the glove box. I can't believe the dog smelled it." At the completion of the investigation, a clear glass jar containing marijuana (GREEN VEGETABLE SUBSTANCE) and a green & white cigarette and a red Pall Mall cigarette box containing a green & white cigarette were seized.
The driver, Seth Stanton, was cited and released for POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/Schedule VI LT 4OZ. and NO SEAT BELT. His court date is scheduled for February 26 @ 0900 Hrs. in Searcy County District Court.