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DRUG ARREST MADE DURING TRAFFIC STOP

07/23/2020


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

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