DRUG ARREST MADE DURING TRAFFIC STOP
James David Collins
The Sheriff's Office arrested 32 year old JAMES DAVID COLLINS early this morning on a methamphetamine possession charge after a deputy made a vehicle stop for a traffic violation.
At approximately 12:18 AM today, Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Zappa was driving behind a vehicle on State Highway 5 North. He observed the driver cross over the center line multiple times. The vehicle also had a brake light and turn signal light burned out. Deputy Zappa initiated a traffic stop for these violations. The driver of the vehicle was identified as JAMES DAVID COLLINS. While dealing with the traffic violations, Deputy Zappa asked for a drug-sniffing canine from the Mountain Home Police Department to be brought to the scene to sniff for drugs. The canine alerted on the driver side door. A vehicle search was then conducted. During the search, a small baggy of methamphetamine was found concealed inside the mouthpiece to the breathalyzer device that was hooked up to COLLINS' vehicle because of a previous DWI conviction.
JAMES DAVID COLLINS was then arrested and taken to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was booked on charges of:
Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) - Felony
Drove Left of Center - Misdemeanor
COLLINS was released from custody after posting $2,500.00 bond. He will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on August 6th.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff