A motorist assist leads to drug arrest
Deputy Ricky Jones was patrolling State Highway 9 North of Perry city limits when he approached a vehicle that was a traffic hazard and was disabled. The driver (Bryan Ransom, 27 yrs. Old of Morrilton) was sitting behind the driver’s seat and he had a strong odor of intoxicants about his person and his speech was slurred. Mr. Ransom on his own exited the vehicle and approached the front of the vehicle. Deputy Jones noticed that Mr. Ransom was unstable on his feet and was stumbling into traffic, at that time Deputy Jones placed Mr. Ransom under arrest for public intoxication.
The vehicle was a hazard to traffic and was disabled so he had to have it towed. During an inventory of the vehicle Deputy Jones found two pipes that contained marijuana residue in them, along with a digital scale, and a small tin box with marijuana residue and two packages of rolling papers in it. Also located in the car was a clear plastic bag containing six white pills, the pills were later identified as Seroquel a schedule four narcotic available by prescription only.
Deputy Jones transported Mr. Ransom to the Perry County Detention Center and charged him with Public Intoxication, possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and possession of a Schedule Four narcotic outside of its original container.