Cumby Police Chief Paul Robertson arrested a 27-year-old Little Rock man Friday after a tray of suspected THC brownies, crispies and gummies were located during an Interstate 30 traffic stop, according to arrest reports.
Robertson initiated a traffic stop at mile marker 109 at 1:41 p.m. April 24 on an eastbound Toyota Camry, occupied by two men reportedly traveling from Dallas to Arkansas, according to dispatch and arrest reports.
While speaking with the driver, Robertson reportedly detected an odor of marijuana, according to arrest reports. A probable cause search was initiated, according to Cumby Police Department reports.
Robertson reported finding several small bags of marijuana and a tray of brownies, crispy treats and gummies that he believed contained THC, the CPD chief alleged in arrest reports.
CPD Officer Jonathan Painter transported the two men to the Cumby Maintenance Building to continue the investigation into suspected criminal activity, according to police reports. Cumby police reported hiding the suspected THC edibles in a file cabinet in the maintenance building. Robertson used his K-9 partner, Amigo, to conduct a free air search of the area. Amigo alert for contraband on the cabinet where the edibles were hidden, Robertson alleged in arrest reports.
On further investigation, Robertson alleged in arrest reports, revealed passenger Harold Arthur Hall III of Little Rock, Arkansas was in care, custody and control of the edibles, according to arrest reports. The driver was released without charges; the car was impounded. Police transported 27-year-old Hall to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked on a possession of more than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance charge for having the suspected THC brownies, crispies and gummies, according to arrest reports.
Hall remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday morning, April 25, on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.