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I-30 Traffic Stop Yields Medications, 1 Arrest

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A 52-year-old Arkansas man who pulled over when police stopped another vehicle on Interstate 30 Sunday morning, was allegedly found to be in possession of three different kinds of medication for which he could not provide a prescription, troopers alleged in arrest reports.

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped vehicle about 10:30 a.m. June 9 at mile marker 130 on Interstate 30 for speeding. The Malvern, Arkansas man stopped a Ford F-150 pickup ahead of the first vehicle, the DPS officer noted in arrest reports.

He contacted the man in the pickup to find out why he stopped too. Wile talking to the Arkansas man, the highway patrol observed him to show signs of possible impairment. The man allegedly told the trooper he had taken medication earlier in the morning and showed a couple of clues of intoxication on standard field sobriety tests. The pickup driver also told the trooper he had medication in the glove box, where two bottles containing three different medications that had not been prescribed to him were found. The man allegedly claimed he had the medicines at his house and had put them in the truck that morning.

The trooper took the 52-year-old Malvern, Arkansas man into custody for possession of a dangerous drug, a Class A misdemeanor charge. He remained in the county jail Monday, June 10, in lieu of $2,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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