Traffic stops result in 11 drug arrests
Almost a dozen felony drug arrests were made during traffic stops in the county over the weekend, Sheriff Eric Clark said.
Those stops include the arrest of a Hickory man who was pulled over on Highway 19 north in a black Toyota Tundra near the Kosciusko Road with meth in the car, Clark said.
The man, Micah Lee Smith, 38, of Little Rock Road, Hickory, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, no proof of insurance driving under a suspended license, seat belt violation and improper equipment.
Jade Crapps, 33, of 11551 Road 418, Union, was a passenger in the car. She was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The following were also arrested in unrelated traffic stops:
• Patrick Stokes, 46, of 10418 County Road 3401, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, driving under a suspended license, no insurance, seat belt violation, improper equipment, and careless driving on Sept. 10 in the early evening.
Clark said the substance has been identified as meth.
Due to the high volume of arrests Clark said he does not have a complete report on where Stokes’ arrest took place other than it was a traffic stop.
• Mark Jones, 54, 13041 Road 482, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on Sept. 10, at about 10 p.m.
Clark said deputies made contact with Jones during a traffic stop on Highway 482 at the Goforth Trailer Park. Jones was driving a black Mustang. The controlled substance has been identified as meth.
• Javonte Raphael Jordan, 31, 1727 Chisolm Harbour Road, Collinsville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in the vehicle, felony possession of controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia during a checkpoint stop at the intersection of Air Park Drive and St. Francis Drive on the afternoon of Sept. 9.
Clark said the controlled substance has been identified as MDMA also known as ecstasy.
Clark said in addition deputies recorded felony drug arrests of a trio leaving the casinos around 1 a.m. on Sept. 10 and another trio at a checkpoint at the intersection of Road 410 and Road 341.
Anyone with information related to a crime or potential crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (855) 485-8477, officials said.