Littering stop ends with two arrested | Crime
A traffic stop for littering ended with two people charged with felony drug possession.
Wednesday afternoon, Officer William Brumfield stopped a car driven by 27-year-old Nichole Cobb of Lake City after he reportedly saw a plastic soda bottle fall from the car on Flint Street.
Cobb was arrested after admitting to Brumfield she was driving on a suspended license.
Brumfield also arrested the passenger, 53-year-old Donald Ray Moss of Jonesboro, after learning from dispatch that he was wanted on multiple failure to appear warrants from the city and Craighead County, as well as Jackson and Independence Counties.
While searching Moss, Brumfield reported he found a pill bottle with the patient name and information torn off. Inside the bottle were 14 Focalin pills, which are a Schedule II narcotic.
When both suspects were in custody, Brumfield called a K-9 unit to the scene. According to Brumfield’s initial report, “Max” alerted on the vehicle.
A search of the car reportedly turned up a pink pocket book containing a plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine, which Cobb reportedly said she had bought that morning.
While in custody, Moss began “sweating profusely.” He was taken to St. Bernards Medical Center by ambulance where he was admitted for treatment.
Cobb was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where she was charged with possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, driving on a suspended license and no proof of liability insurance.
Due to his medical condition, Moss was released on his own recognizance for a charge of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with charges to be filed at a later date.