RoutineTraffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

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BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. — A Gassville man was arrested after a routine traffic stop.

41-year-old Christopher Jenkins was pulled over on Sunday for driving erratically, according to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Gates initiated the traffic stop where he made contact with Jenkins. Jenkins did not produce a driver license or documentation on the vehicle, and smelled like burning marijuana, according to the deputy.

Jenkins was then searched where Gates found approximately 1.7 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 13.8 grams of marijuana in Jenkins’ pockets.

A search of the vehicle unveiled various drug paraphernalia, including smoking pipes, bongs, straws and portions of marijuana cigarettes. 

Jenkins was arrested and taken to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was incarcerated on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges of possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, as well as a felony charge of probation violation, according to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office.

Jenkins has been booked into the Baxter County Detention Center 10 times since 2013.

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