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Stranded motorist call yields arrest

On February 2, 2014, the Van Buren County sheriff’s office assisted the Clinton Police Department when a call from a concerned citizen sent Clinton officers to check the welfare of a stranded motorist. Clinton Police arrived at the parking lot of the Murphy Oil gas station with deputies arriving shortly after. Officers found the driver of the vehicle slumped over the steering wheel, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

Further investigation revealed that the driver was intoxicated and in no condition to drive, the sheriff’s office said. The driver was taken into custody and a search of the vehicle revealed numerous items of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, the report stated. The 20th Judicial Drug Task force was called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Robert Logan, 20, of Little Rock, was taken to the Van Buren County Detention Center jand charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Logan was released on $2,500 bond.

Citizen report leads to drug arrest

The Arkansas State Police assisted by the Van Buren County sheriff’s office answered a call from a concerned citizen who believed he had witnessed illegal drug activity. State troopers made contact with the suspect who displayed indications that he was under the influence of drugs, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The suspect was arrested at the scene. A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, a syringe, a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia used with marijuana, the sheriff’s office said.

Jason Brock, 29, of Clinton was taken to the Van Buren County Detention Center where he was being held on charges of DWI Drugs and felony drug charges including possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $5,000 bond.

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