ER man gets 10 years on drug charges

Thursday, July 3, 2008

BERRYVILLE, ARK. -- Jackie Wayne Collins, 46, of Eagle Rock, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine after pleading guilty to that and accompanying misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated, refusing to submit to a chemical test, marijuana possession, and drug paraphernalia possession.

Carroll County (Ark.) Circuit Judge Alan D. Epley also gave Collins credit for 66 days already served in the county jail on the misdemeanor charges.

Collins was arrested by Berryville police on April 5 in a traffic stop at Berryville Pawn after the Jeep he was driving was reported spinning tires in the Shamrock Motel parking lot.

Police stated there was a strong odor of intoxicants when he was stopped, and there were several beer cans in the floor of the back seat. After failing a field sobriety test, Collins was arrested, and when other officers arrived, he stated that he had "speed" in his watch pocket. A subsequent search produced methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and two marijuana pipes.

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